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Partly cloudy, very nice Memorial Day. Over 60 people out and about with eight dogs, several of which were unleashed. Low tide had exposed some rocks on the beach. Wrack was minimal. Noticed some small styrofoam fragments for the first time in a long time. Bluff erosion has reached the foundation of one house and the fence of a vacant lot overlooking the beach just north of the Face Rock Wayside.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 61. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 20. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 6. Sitting: 10. Tidepooling: 15. Fishing: 2. A few of the dogs were off-leash, but wildlife disturbance was not observed.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 20. RVs/Buses parking: 4.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Bluff erosion has reached the foundation of one house and the fence of a vacant lot in two separate areas of the bluff just north of the Face Rock Wayside.

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