Report Details

Rock hunters delight in this otherwise boring stretch of beach; 3 were mining away in a big bed of small stones despite heavy fog and their 4 at-large dogs. One guy was just walking. A large flock of gulls stretched along the water line while sanderling-size birds flitted to and fro. Kelp, small stones and shells marked tide lines, as did numerous small clear jellies and larger specimens in red or gold tones. No litter, probably because of recent winds. Stormy waves had eroded areas of vegetated foredune. Sand drifts were deep along the dune base and may have covered the winter crop of drift wood. Bullards has closed beach access; 7 a.m. to dusk are the open hours. We early risers are out of luck there.

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 1.

Notable Wildlife

large flock of gulls at waterline, sanderling-size birds flitting about

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. clear jellies mostly small in size but also larger ones tending to red or gold

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. heavy sand buildup at baseof eroded foredune

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September 24, 2022

Rock beds are the main attraction here, as 4 seekers with a dog at 6:30 a.

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March 18, 2022

Two rock hunters, no wildlife, no litter were on this beach north of the Coquille River Lighthouse on an overcast chilly morning.

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Mile 103

September 25, 2021

Rock hunters delight in this otherwise boring stretch of beach; 3 were mining away in a big bed of small stones despite heavy fog and their 4 at-large dogs.

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Mile 103

September 12, 2018

I was not the only person walking this beach in the predawn dark on a calm day that became overcast.

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October 18, 2016

We noticed these little birds in the driftwood.

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September 26, 2016

Heading north at 6:45 a.

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September 9, 2016

Heading north at 6:45 a.

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Mile 103

June 5, 2016

Sunday began with a 59-degree but very foggy walk at 5:30 a.

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