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Mile 104 Report
December 21, 2009
At last, a break in the rain and wind occurred.
At last, a break in the rain and wind occurred. I took advantage of it even though the tide was high and the surf was running way up the beach. No worries. Also absent was any wildlife: no birds, no seals, no people. That was unusual for this popular beach close to a state campground and a town with beachniks galore. There appeared to be new logs coming in, as well as large branches. Ocean-borne trash was evident and I hauled out a half-SOLV bag full. Shells , ocean-based debris and Styrofoam in driftline. Erosion of the foredune, and wave overtopping was evident, although not while I was walking--mercifully.
Cars/trucks parking: 1.
Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam. logs, branches
Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.
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After finishing the walk and observing the family around their fire, I made my way to the park host/ranger station to report the illegal campfire.
A cloudy but calm morning saw just me and a few gulls on the beach, while about 20 cormorants, a pelican and other gulls flew offshore.
No one else was out on this calm morning after two days of extremely high surf--at least when we started north.