Mile 242 Report

November 29, 2009
by oceanwalker842

Location:
Lincoln
Lincoln City, D River SW, Devils Lake SP, Oceanlake
Conditions:
Sunday 1:30 PM
Sunny
51° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
5.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
188
Dogs:
29
Activities:
Walking / Running:
51
Playing in surf:
9
Playing in sand:
10
Sitting:
18
Rockhunting:
5
Tidepooling:
19
Surfing:
8
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
0
kite flying-2, with surfers-30, on tour-35
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
86
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 2
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
10
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
There were 35 in a tour group wathching the surfing and associated jet skis at Caynon Drive Park where three jet skis assisted the 8 surfers to the big waves. It appeared that about 30 were in the surfing group.
Notable Wildlife:
normal sea gull activity
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
None noted
Driftline:
Sea foam
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Big waves brought out some serious surfers while the hazy sunshine and very light wind brought out more dog lovers than usual. Seems that vehicles almost outnumbered the people on the beach or at least equated to very low number of people in each vehicle with the exception of the tour group that had about 35 people---they came in several smaller vehicles. Even with the light wind, the surf was larger than normal evidenced by the above mentioned surfers. Loads of sea-foam was everywhere and the light winds scooted clumps of it along the beach like scattering amebas. Lot of people just stnding and walking--- not too much activity. A few kids digging in the sand and a couple of picnics. Seems that most were just enjoying looking at the big waves. The beach was very clean with only traces of liter. No dead marine life-plant or animal. Very nice day for a beach walk.
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2017

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2015

December 15, 2015 - Anonymous
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2011

October 17, 2011 - oceanwalker842
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August 11, 2011 - [email protected]
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2010

August 24, 2010 - oceanwalker842
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2009

July 15, 2009 - oceanwalker842
A hazy/foggy day with a cold, stiff breeze from the north. Cool enough with the wind to make my hooded ears hurt. An unusual amount of washed up mussels on the beach. Literally thousands of them...
March 6, 2009 - oceanwalker842
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2008

September 23, 2008 - oceanwalker842
Another beautiful day on the Oregon coast. Relatively little trash especially after a very busy tourist weekend.
June 27, 2008 - oceanwalker842
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March 22, 2008 - oceanwalker842
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2007

December 29, 2007 - oceanwalker842
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September 16, 2007 - oceanwalker842
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June 11, 2007 - oceanwalker842
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March 18, 2007 - oceanwalker842
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