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Mile 102 Report
March 4, 2014
A calm but overcast dry day on this part of Mile 102 south of the Coquille River and jetty at about 6:30 a.
A calm but overcast dry day on this part of Mile 102 south of the Coquille River and jetty at about 6:30 a.m. 7 vehicles, 2 people rock hunting and one walker with unleashed dog. Crows and gulls on the sand, black oystercatchers on offshore rocks. Shell fragments and a profusion of sticks in the driftline, as well as some new logs. Scattered rock beds. Slope is becoming pronounced near the jetty, perhaps a 45-degree tilt closest to the beachfront rentals. Otherwise this stretch is mostly level. No sizable amount of litter, but many small pieces of brittle plastic and a shotgun shell or two.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.3 feet.
Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 1.
Cars/trucks parking: 7.
Black Oystercatchers, crows, gulls
Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. Logs, small brittle pieces of plastic
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Slope of beach nearest south jetty is becoming more pronounced, maybe a 45-degree tilt towards the beachfront houses.
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