Mile 248 Report
May 17, 2021
by Dr Kayak
Other Mile 248 Reports (30)
October 11, 2019 - Dr KayakNotable birds: rhinoceros auklets, red-necked grebe, and harlequin duck.
July 4, 2018 - Dr KayakImmature bald eagle at Cascade Head.
May 7, 2018 - Dr KayakPelagic cormorants, pigeon guillemots, one bald eagle, and 4-5 harbor seals at Cascade Head.
June 30, 2017 - Dr KayakCommon murres, pigeon guillemots, pelagic cormorants, and harbor seals at Cascade Head.
May 13, 2016 - Dr KayakImmature bald eagle, pigeon guillemots, pelagic cormorants, and harbor seals at Cascade Head.
October 5, 2015 - Dr KayakNine fishermen, western and horned grebes, pigeon guillemot, three cormorant species, one swimming sea lion, and ten harbor seals.
May 26, 2015 - Dr KayakI rescued two capsized kayakers in chaotic surf off the mouth of the Salmon River. Conditions were surprisingly rough for a supposedly 4-ft swell, and there was a nasty rip current running out along...
September 15, 2014 - Dr KayakBald eagle, rhinoceros auklets, and many humans at Cascade Head.
July 6, 2014 - Dr KayakMerlin cruising the surf zone at Cascade Head.
May 15, 2014 - Dr KayakGreeted by two river otters on my way to the ocean.
August 13, 2013 - Dr KayakBrown pelican feeding frenzy at Cascade Head.
May 9, 2013 - Dr KayakNo humans at Cascade Head! But plenty of wildlife, wind, and choppy water ...
March 29, 2013 - Dr KayakQuiet day at Cascade Head.
November 15, 2012 - Dr KayakQuiet day at Cascade Head, a rare 'small' day in November when I could paddle around the Head.
August 29, 2012 - Dr KayakCalm day at Cascade Head
July 2, 2012 - Dr KayakNo tsunami debris, but possible invasive species: three very loud people on a jet ski.
April 24, 2012 - Dr KayakImmature bald eagle at Cascade Head.
July 10, 2011 - Dr KayakHeermann's gulls are back, harassing the brown pelicans. A typical midsummer day at Cascade Head, with calmer seas than usual.
April 19, 2011 - Dr KayakBeautiful, human-less day at Cascade Head, with surf scoters, red-necked grebe, pigeon guillemots, common murres, and six harbor seals.
August 1, 2010 - Dr KayakFoggy morning at Cascade Head.
May 15, 2010 - Dr KayakQuiet day at Cascade Head
March 19, 2010 - Dr KayakKayaking at Cascade Head on a beautiful spring day.
September 21, 2009 - Dr KayakToo rough for paddling (5-ft swell, 4-ft wind waves, moderate east wind), so I was restricted to the bay off the mouth of the Salmon River.
April 30, 2009 - Dr KayakPacific loons make an appearance at Cascade Head.
November 16, 2008 - Dr KayakMany brown pelicans, Brandt's and double-crested cormorants, western and Bonaparte's gulls, loon sp., and 8 swimming sea lions. Some of the pelicans were gathered inside the mouth of the Salmon River...
September 2, 2008 - Dr KayakPelican feeding frenzy off Cascade Head.
April 3, 2008 - Dr KayakImmature bald eagle, sea birds, harbor seals and California sea lions at Cascade Head.
September 2, 2007 - Dr KayakPeregrine falcon flying around Cascade Head; brown pelicans, three cormorant species, common murre, black oystercatcher, one California sea lion, and two harbor seals.
May 26, 2007 - Dr KayakTypical late spring day along this beautiful stretch, which I access by sea kayak when sea conditions permit. Six California sea lions and four harbor seals. A gray whale surfaced near my kayak north...
September 8, 2006 - Dr KayakBrown pelicans, common murres, pelagic cormorants, western gulls, one white-winged scoter, one dead sea lion (floating beyond Three Rocks, partially eaten).