Mile 58 Report

August 19, 2012
by Bob Ivey

Location:
Curry
Floras Lake SP, between Castle Rock and Blacklock Pt
Conditions:
Sunday 11:30 AM
Sunny
65° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Humans / Pets:
People:
8
Activities:
Walking / Running:
7
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
Activity Comments:
Couple of runners, one biker, 5 walker/hikers - enjoying the day
Notable Wildlife:
Good afternoon for whale sprouts, approx 2-3 miles off beach. No other marine animals seen. Assorted gulls, cormorants, oyster catchers and turkey vultures. Light seaweeds.
Dead Birds:
Total:
4
Species/names:
one pelican, old, one gull and two small piles of feathers.
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
A lot of sea stars on beach. Rescued about 12 off the beach, more were pretty dried out.
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Small rocks·Wood pieces
very little plastic - few bottles.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Walked from Cape Blanco Airport trail to Blacklock Point, down the south side and down the beach to mouth of Sixes River. Mile 58 was all mine, sunny, little wind and temperature was good for walking the beach. Lots of whale signs off beach by 2-3 miles. Not many people on beach, most walked or biked to Blacklock. Saw a few dead birds, pelican, gull, two small water birds, no positive ID. Clear skies, small surf. Ocean flowing into Sixes. Maybe could have crossed on beach side of river mouth. Few folks on south side of river. Lighthouse visible and could see cars at Cape. Long walk but worth it. Few people and great weather. Beaches clean.
  • Blacklock Point
    Blacklock Point
    August 19, 2012
  • Blacklock to Sixes- looking up south side of Blacklock
    Blacklock to Sixes- looking up south side of Blacklock
    August 19, 2012
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