Mile 332 Report

November 16, 2018
by Merce and Michael

Location:
Clatsop
Columbia Beach, Camp Clatsop MR
Conditions:
Friday 12:45 PM
Foggy
54° F
Tide Level:
3.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
3
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Whole & broken Sand Dollars, Dungeness Crab parts, Horse & Razor Clam shells, about 40 Sanderlings & 40 Western Gulls.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
We again didn't bring a microscope but microplastics were doubtless present.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

It's illegal for anyone to own Pacific Ocean beach in Oregon, but it sure felt like our own private beach today. Aside from 3 pickup trucks driving by we were the only people there. The fog, very weak sun, & mists combined to make the wet sand, surf, & sky all the same color at times.

We tried to walk this mile yesterday but the beach was closed due to live fire training at Camp Rilea. I poked around online & found the Camp's website:

https://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OTC/CampRilea/Pages/home.aspx

which shows live fire status toward the bottom. Though the website said yesterday & tomorrow only, the signs at the end of the road said that the beach was closed today too. It wasn't.

Other Mile 332 Reports (2)

2019

February 17, 2019 - Merce and Michael
A bright sunny day with lots of people and dogs. The people and dogs may be why we saw far fewer birds than usual.

2018

August 14, 2018 - Merce and Michael
In all a fine foggy morning to be on the Pacific coast, with nothing unusual to report.