Mile 30 Dispatch

May 3, 2020
by Bob Ivey

Location:
Curry
Bailey Beach south, Otter Point SP south
Conditions:
Sunday 12:00 PM
Sunny
60° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
0.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
15
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
12
Sitting:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
Generally walking and sight seeing. People needed to get outside.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
Relative clean beach. Walking close to surf and tide was out. Not much debris there.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune·Visible retreat of solid bluff
Comments:
Summary:

Never been to this beach, but will be back.  The weather was great, warm, and dry.  Ocean was low tide, plenty of beaches to walk.  No dead marine mammals or birds to report.  Island off the bluff, with common murres, pelagic cormorants, and gulls.  Plenty of social distancing, maybe 12 people on the beach.  

Other Mile 30 Reports (8)

2019

September 16, 2019 - tree13tops
It started out to be a sunny day, but while I was walking it started to rain hard.
May 5, 2019 - tree13tops
January 5, 2019 - tree13tops

2018

September 30, 2018 - tree13tops
9 people enjoying the sunny day.  Noted two dead gulls and one badly decomposed sea lion
June 30, 2018 - tree13tops
8 people were enjoying the beach.  Noted 2 dead gulls and Valella valella in the drift line along with kelp.
March 25, 2018 - tree13tops
There has been a lot of erosion to the dunes in the last two years. However, it is much the same now as in the last report
January 5, 2018 - tree13tops

2017

September 14, 2017 - tree13tops
This is my first Coastwatch report. I have been walking this section of the beach for 25+ years, but this is the first time I have done it with a journal in hand and recorded anything. So I will have...