Mile 270 Report

June 14, 2008
by yakinsea

Location:
Tillamook
Cape Lookout south face
Conditions:
Saturday 1:30 PM
Sunny
65° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
4.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Playing in surf:
0
just two of us kayaking
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
I Just saw two sea lions. Numerous Murres nesting and on the water under the cliffs. Cormorants, Sea Gulls, and Brown Pelicans present in about the usual numbers that I've seen in the past.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
No changes noted
Natural Changes:
No new erosion noted.
Comments:
The Cape looked good. We kept farther off shore due to higher bird numbers on the water and on the cliff. So we did not get a close look at the tidal zone or the numerous caves, but all looked good with more and healthier looking birds. They looked plump and we saw some with small fingerling-sized fish in their beaks. I didn't see any seals, but wasn't in the usual position in and around the large cave off the point to see them.The conditions were rough with rebounding waves and confused seas on the North side, miles 271 and 272. This area looked good, as well. Well's Cove was unapproachable.
Summary:
All looked well - particularly with seemingly more numerous and healthier looking birds. No erosion noted. Rough conditions and more birds kept our kayaking farther off Cape Lookout.
  • View looking at the South aspect of large shallow cave at the tip of Cape Lookout.
    View looking at the South aspect of large shallow cave at the tip of Cape Lookout.
    Cape Lookout point
    June 14, 2008
  • Near the end of the cape in its considerable wind shadow.
    Near the end of the cape in its considerable wind shadow.
    South side of Cape Lookout's point
    June 14, 2008
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