Mile 234 Report

February 16, 2014
by [email protected]

Location:
Lincoln
Lincoln Beach
Conditions:
Sunday 7:45 AM
Cloudy
44° F
Wind:
Moderate from the S
Tide Level:
2.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
30
Dogs:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
30
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
Activity Comments:
Many folks out for walking and running before the beginning of the second storm of the weekend.
Notable Wildlife:
A fair number of gulls hanging on the brisk breeze in long formation at north end of mile.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Total:
1
Dead harbor seal pushed high up on beach at north end.
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Styrofoam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Landslides/major boulder falls
Fishing Rock continues to erode; trail modifications have been made to accommodate changes.
Comments:
Summary:
Dick and I walked our mile between storms at low tide on a Sunday morning. Low tide was high due to storm surge; the sea turbulent. Beaches were free from small pieces of driftwood and ocean based debris, but party remnants cluttered the foredune. Vodka, Schnapps, and energy drinks filled our garbage bag. Standing at the western tip of Fishing Rock thrilled us with its sound and fury.
  • Standing at western tip of Fishing Rock watching storm approaching and churning sea. Rain is on its way.
    Standing at western tip of Fishing Rock watching storm approaching and churning sea. Rain is on its way.
    Westernmost tip of Fishing Rock
    February 16, 2014
  • Partially buried Harbor Seal high up on the beach.
    Partially buried Harbor Seal high up on the beach.
    North end of mile 234.
    February 16, 2014
  • The strong wind blew the foam into interesting stripes. Lighter foam than most visits, probably due to the wind skittering them to the north.
    The strong wind blew the foam into interesting stripes. Lighter foam than most visits, probably due to the wind skittering them to the north.
    Midpoint Mile 234
    February 16, 2014
  • Feasting fun on fractured fishing float found on Fogarty.
    Feasting fun on fractured fishing float found on Fogarty.
    Fogarty Beach
    February 16, 2014
  • Gazing towards the south half of our mile.
    Gazing towards the south half of our mile.
    Standing on south edge of Fishing Rock
    February 16, 2014
Other Mile 234 Reports (19)

2021

March 4, 2021 - dwhite
A large concrete retaining wall collapsed last weekend (~Feb 27) endangering the stability of one home with others also vulnerable to further erosion. See photos.
February 28, 2021 - jessejones
These photos were taken by Fran Recht, CoastWatch volunteer. The site is one of intense erosion. 

2019

February 19, 2019 - Oregon Beach Girl
Wonderful day at my favorite beach during King Tide!           

2018

December 21, 2018 - Oregon Beach Girl
The ocean became more "foamy" as the day progressed, *see photos. And the waves were quite sneaky!  I was there from approximently 1:30-4:00 pm. Beautiful Cold, sunny winter day with very little wind...

2015

October 29, 2015 - [email protected]
A few groups of people were enjoying the overcast yet bright day and the King Tide. The trails at Fishing Rock were full of fungi, beautiful bright orange mushrooms, and large tan ones, like loaves...
  • Amanita Muscaria, Fungi
  • Body of common Murre found on north end of Mile 234.
  • Lake formed above high water mark
  • Contents of drift line
  • This area is usually exposed rock from wave action and erosion from Fishing Rock. The sands have completely covered these rocks.
March 29, 2015 - [email protected]
Very clean beach, little debris and no dead animals.Lots of people enjoying last day of spring breakThe sand was pushed high up on the foredune.The ocean seemed "angry."
  • Two young girls playing in the surf.
  • Crack in bluff at Fishing Rock. Four foot section about ready to go.
  • Small plant on Fishing Rock
  • Looking out from Fishing Rock on a calm day with stormy seas.
  • Several pairs of shoes at path to beach

2014

June 15, 2014 - [email protected]
This Father's Day the combination of temperate weather and unusually low tides brought out many people to enjoy the coast.North Fogarty Beach had many folks' pockets stuffed full of agates. We also...
  • Looking south from Fishing Rock you can see the kelp beds and geology that is usually hidden under the sea.
  • Kelp beds and rock formations and coarse sand at low tide
  • Erosion of Fishing Rock Bowl taken from the north end of Fogarty Beach.
  • Various stages of illness and death.
  • Various stages of illness and death.
  • Four legged sick sea star.
  • This star has two legs dangling. Through the telephoto lens we could see that the skin had deteriorated. Death is not quick.
  • Fungus on forest floor under dense brush on Fishing Rock.

2013

August 22, 2013 - [email protected]
Pleasant weather for a stroll on the beach - many folks walking dogs, enjoying family time. Tide very low at start of mile, but by the time we'd completed our walks the tide had come in. Sand was...
  • Two new signs have been posed on Fishing Rock to warn of cliff danger at northern edge.
  • I wish I knew what this was.
  • Newly installed spiral concrete steps laid into the rip rap with angle iron railing at north end of mile 234 on Lincoln Beach
May 25, 2013 - [email protected]
We documented our beach mile on a very low tide (-2.0). There were a fair number of people out compared to other times. We did find a dead Lingcod (see picture). We also noted a die-off of algae...
  • This picture is looking west showing view during a minus tide.
  • Taken at Fishing Rock February 2013 showing healthy algae.  Being accompanied by Oregon Shores Mile 23 reporter.
  • Taken at same place as February 2013 photo showing die off of algae
  • Large dead Ling Cod
  • Looking north from Fishing Rock

2012

October 19, 2012 - [email protected]
Quiet fall day on the beach, Sand is beginning to pile up near the foredune. Moderate waves with spray blowing from the top. New construction observed the last few quarters was completed, run-down...
  • Cluster of colorful fungi nestled in a shoreline forest near Fishing Rock
  • Looking south from Fishing Rock on a misty gray day as the time comes in.
July 21, 2012 - [email protected]
Warm and sunny day on the beach to enjoy the coast and people watch. Groups and individuals enjoyed a beautiful beach day. Volleyball, sand castle building, photography, rock hounding, sunbathing,...
  • Photo shows foundation and piers set deep into the sand.
  • Showing vegetation undercut by erosion from the south side of Fishing Rock. Access to this area is blocked by a strong barricade.
  • From the beach looking north at the cliffs below Surf Rider Hotel.
April 26, 2012 - [email protected]
Winter storms have pushed sand up high onto the beach. Most striking was the sand covering the boulders at the north base of Fishing Rock, leaving only a small amount of rocks visible and making...
  • South beach on mile 234.
  • Image shows undercut trail with sawed off fence post and replacement fencing in background.
February 24, 2012 - [email protected]
We walked the beach after a storm that had 25 - 28 foot waves and 58 mile per hour gusts. The storm surge pushed so much sand onto the beach that it covered the stumps that we'd reported in January,...
  • Untouched beach sand deposited after a winter storm
  • Interesting geological formation of ridge of rocks pointing towards chambers on land.
  • H2O2 Bottle
  • We collected a large amount of debris. Electric drill, yellow nylon rope, plastic containers, shoe, Styrofoam,
January 7, 2012 - [email protected]
Beautiful day on Mile 234, with many folks using the sandy beaches. We were there after a very high tide and the beach looked freshly scrubbed. Seeing a collection of stumps was surprising. They were...
  • Collection of stumps after a high tide.
  • Small isolated beach in the middle of mile 234. Very difficult to get to.

2011

November 1, 2011 - [email protected]
This is our first report on mile 234 and we have nothing to historically compare it to.The entire northern portion of the beach was heavily rip-rapped which was in various condition. Beach grasses...
  • Heavy sea foam, quiet day on the beach.
  • Tide pool.

2010

May 7, 2010 - kfharcourt
Pleasant day, normal human activity, nothing of note in the driftline, new riprap at Surftides (actually on the north end of mile 233).

2008

July 23, 2008 - kfharcourt
Nothing unusual. Photo follow up of new concrete steps seen under construction last November (see that report of mile 234). Also a photo of fishing rock slowly eroding.
  • Seen under construction last Novemter

2007

November 7, 2007 - kfharcourt
Very pleasant mild day. Some additional bluff erosion since last report. Excavation on beach infront of bluff. Continued slow erosion at Fishing Rock. Some additional erosion in front of...
  • see report
  • see report
  • See report

2006

December 31, 2006 - kfharcourt
one attempt at making a fire. Plastic litter most likely from the sea during recent storms. At least 12 dogs, most of them loose. In the driftline were some small plastic items, rocks. As to...