Report Details

Scads of people were out enjoying a calm, sunny January Sunday. Most were rock hunting, but two were on horses, two others walking, one sitting, three playing in the sand. Four large dogs were out and not on leashes. Not much wildlife, living or dead. A few gulls were hanging out. Lots of angelwings, mostly intact, and pieces of other shells were in the drift line. Some areas of rock were available for those so inclined. Trash was light and mostly from the ocean: fragmented hard plastic pieces and ropes. The big sign prohibiting motor vehicles has been knocked askew by high storm surges lately.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 23. Number of dogs: 4. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 1. Other Activities: 2 on horses. 4 large dogs were not on leashes, and they were very close to the beach access trails.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

A few gulls were hanging out

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks. ropes, broken hard pieces of plastic

Actions & Comments

Not much new on the erosion front. However, it appears the high tides are running along the base of the dune nearest the parking lot.Also, the motor vehicle sign is noticeably leaning.

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June 20, 2013

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.

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June 15, 2013

Calm slightly overcast day.

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March 18, 2013

A chilly and windy day at the beach.

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March 4, 2013

The weather was mostly cloudy with 10-14 mph winds.

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July 30, 2012

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.

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Mile 104

January 30, 2011

Scads of people were out enjoying a calm, sunny January Sunday.

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November 7, 2010

No one else was out on this calm morning after two days of extremely high surf--at least when we started north.

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July 17, 2010

The wind was brisk, but the sun was shining,and we had the beach to ourselves practically the whole outing.

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