Mile 26 Report

June 1, 2021
by hobbins

Cape Sebastian SP, Buena Vista Wayside, S of Hunter Cr
Tuesday 12:30 PM
68° F
Strong from the N
Tide Level:
0.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
Walking / Running:
Playing in surf:
Playing in the creek
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Small rocks
There were lots of what looked like termites or flying ants or black wasps all over the sand.
New Development:
Natural Changes:

Warm windy day. The insects were out on the sand. One beautiful bug was blown over on its back. Its belly was bright irridescent red. When I went to flip it over the back was a bright irridescent green. Amazing colors on this bug. There were a couple ravens looking for a meal and a couple gulls. The sand was being blown hard so for the most part people were on the other side of the rock at the parking lot playing in the stream. The black flying insect that was 3 cm long looked like a termite of flying black ant or wasp. There were thousands of them there. I would have taken pictures of them but the battery went dead on the phone.

  • parking lot
    Parking lot
    At 26 mile beach
    June 1, 2021
  • Purple flowers
    Purple flowers
    At the path to the beach
    June 1, 2021
  • Yellow sand verbena
    Yellow sand verbena
    June 1, 2021
Other Mile 26 Reports (6)


May 2, 2021 - hobbins
Very cool day with the strong wind. This kept human activity to a minimum. There was a large flock of sea birds flowing something in the water out about 300 yards. We never saw what it was.
April 14, 2021 - hobbins
Beach looked clean and the waves were not reaching the bluff anymore. 
March 30, 2021 - hobbins
There was some erosion of the sand wall since we were there last but only about a foot. There was very little litter on the beach this time. Nice to see. Most of the activity was near the river mouth.
  • edge of sand bluff
January 25, 2021 - hobbins
We did not make the full 3 miles due to trash pick up. Our bag was full. Styrofoam was a great portion of it. Crab buoys, shot gun wads, styrofoam cup pieces . We also found a crab cage connected to...
January 7, 2021 - hobbins
Beach was clean for the most part. Only two people on the beach.


February 26, 2009 - [email protected]
Fair amounts of garbage, mostly recycleables. 4 Tires and half of a 50 gallon metal drum. I relieved the beach of a two gallon bucket full of plastic and glass and 1 tire. Not a lot of people on...