Mile 50 Report

April 29, 2018
by SRMcMillan

Location:
Curry
Port Orford Heads east of Tichenor Rock, Tichenor Cove
Conditions:
Sunday 8:15 AM
Cloudy
Wind:
Calm/Light
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
I am doing a report on Mile 50 as I couldn't access Mile 51 past Tichenar Rock/Hells gate do to current condtions > Also Kayaking by myself. C50 including nellies cove. Departed graveyard point at *;15 and returned at 12:00. Surveyed mile 50 and Nellies COve and picked up marine debris in Nellies Cove
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
none
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Styrofoam·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
Lots of debris which is typical for nellies cove. Lots of Styrofoam, floats, line, parts of nets, plastic bottles of unknown origin. What looked to me like a float w/ muscles that are not native to PNW. Nellies cove is a have for birds and Ive seen river otter there also.
New Development:
none
Modifications:
N/A
Natural Changes:
Comments:

I picked up a kayak load of garbage and tossed in dock dumpster. This is the second time tried to access mile 51 and didnt feel comfortable going past Tichenar due to current conditions.

Summary:

Didn't do watch on mile 51. Used mile 50 instead.  Dove in Nellies Cove. Nellies Cove is a catchment area for marine debri/garbage.

  • Nellies Cove
  • Muscles of unknown origin on marine float.
    Nellies cove
    April 29, 2018
  • Garbage from Nellies Cove - more than I could hall.
    Nellies Cove
    April 29, 2018
Other Mile 50 Reports (2)

2014

May 17, 2014 - mvolson
Although there has been some residential development above the cliffs at the east end of mile 50, the shoreline is largely inaccessible and remains remarkably wild for a populated area that once had...

2013

September 1, 2013 - mvolson
Despite being adjacent to the Port of Port Orford, this is one of the most pristine segments of the South Coast.There is a little access to the eastern segment, particularly at low tide, from the...