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Though Cape Arago was receiving possibly record number of visitors, no one was trying to surf or otherwise visit South Cove. The tidepools were completely submerged, numerous driftwood were tossed by the waves.

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Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 8.9 feet.

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I happened to be out in Empire yesterday and, like hundreds of other people, I decided to see what was happening at the "King Tide". It was vastly more visited than the lesser advertised King Tide that happened in December. I had an idea to go to Shore Acres and watch the waves, but I didn't want to join the zoo, so I went out to South Cove again. No walking on the actual beach at all, but it was interesting to see the tide pools completely submerged and the driftwood being tossed in the waves, rather than just stacked up on the beach. I did not go down to observe the very bottom of the access trail. (I got my "Floor Target" on my fitness app for walking back up the trail!) When leaving the area, I saw the most cars I have ever seen out there trying to get into the Parks area. The South Cove was not being visited while I was there.

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January 20, 2024

I was the only person fool enough to the visit South Cove today.

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August 6, 2023

A pleasantly mild day made for a good tidepool walk.

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May 7, 2023

There was one dead California Sea Lion low on the beach.

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December 3, 2022

I returned to Mile 116 for a Sea Star Observation Survey.

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November 20, 2022

The weather had very light cloud cover, but I logged it as Sunny.

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July 16, 2022

A minus tide occurs this Summer weekend and Parks had a sign encouraging the public to explore the tidepools.

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Mile 116

May 1, 2022

I came for the minus tide since the weather would be dry.

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January 9, 2022

After a week of heavy rain, it was a lovely sunny January day at the South Cove.

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