Mile 291 Report

June 12, 2020
by JGarcia

Location:
Tillamook
Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW
Conditions:
Friday 12:15 PM
Cloudy
55° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
0.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
13
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
5
Playing in sand:
8
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
6 seagulls, 4 crows
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

A cloudy day at the beach.  Not many people in my mile. About a dozen in all.  4 dogs, all off-leash.  I found just a few pieces of marine debris in the wrack, small plastic pieces.  Lots of shell fragments, seaweed, crab molts, and a couple feathers.  It was a pretty low tide, about 0.4 feet.  A half dozen seagulls were working the area where a small creek emptied onto the beach, and some crows on the wet sand swash area eating mole crabs (?)   I enclosed a couple photos of them.  I also put up a photo of a plant that grows right out of the sand, up near the bluffy edges or the beach.  Anyone?   

  • Top of a crustacean I found a lot of in the wrack line.
    Along mile 291
    June 12, 2020
  • Bottom of the same crustacean
    along mile 291
    June 12, 2020
  • A plant growing right in the sand. Up at high tide line.
    along mile 291
    June 12, 2020
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2017

July 9, 2017 - cemilligan
Driving down 101 from the intersection of highways 26 and 101, my husband, our dogs, and I were very excited to get to our mile. The sun was shining, the surf looked wonderful, and we were excited to...
April 30, 2017 - cemilligan
April 30th was a beautiful day to be on the coast.  The temperature was a comfortable 55 degrees, light breeze from the north, partly cloudy.  Warm enough to wear a t-shirt and jeans.  My husband and...
January 28, 2017 - cemilligan
Today was a beautiful day at the beach, partly sunny, light breeze, warm air temperature.  The tide was almost at its highest point.  Several people were walking around the beach, enjoying the sand...
  • Styrofoam pellets, cellophane worm casings
  • driftwood pushed into vegetation-King Tide
  • Crab pot deposited by King Tide
  • Normal high tide
  • Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis
  • visitors on beach
  • large tree trunk brought on shore during King Tide

2016

November 27, 2016 - cemilligan
My family and I chose to spend Thanksgiving and the weekend after in Rockaway Beach.  It was a blustery, wet vacation, but a great one all the same.  Sunday we decided to make the trek down the beach...
  • Western Grebe
October 23, 2016 - cemilligan
Today I was joined by my husband and dog for our scouting.  It was a beautiful day on the coast so a lot of people were out enjoying the day.  During the 4 hours we spent on the beach there were...
August 28, 2016 - cemilligan
 Upon my arrival at the beach the weather was quite dreary with slight rain and wind from the south.  There were approximately 20 people and 1 dog walking, running, collecting agates, building sand...