Report Details

A refreshingly cool August morning on the coast as temperatures are extremely hot inland (near 100 degree high's from Portland to Medford). Observed fog bank rolling in from half a mile out along with related drizzle. A large number of harbor seals resting on rock formation off shore. One man fishing on rocks below. Seagulls and a few noisy birds (with white breasts) just off shore near Shore Acres observatory building looking for sea life. The trail has been modified and re-routed back from bluff due to erosion in cove area north of old tennis court. At this location a new access trail was also cut in from the east.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Fishing: 1. Observed a man fishing down on rocks at mid-mile point (I'm not sure how he got down to the secluded area).

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

13 harbor seals (one pup) resting on wide rock adjacent to shore.

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Trail has been modified and re-routed back from bluff due to erosion in cove area north of old tennis court. At this location a new access trail was also cut in from the east.

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Mile 119

August 22, 2022

The hike along the northern coastal part of Shore Acres State Park is quite beautiful, with more coastal vistas and fewer visitors than the southern part.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 119

May 2, 2015

Person observed disturbing birds.

dpackard

Mile 119

December 13, 2012

One of the year's highest tides at this moment (+9.

dpackard

Mile 119

August 17, 2012

Nine harbor seals observed on rocks at north part of mile.

dpackard

Mile 119

June 18, 2012

North Cove closed to visitors for the pupping season, so all observations were made from the cliffs.

Pat&RobertaSmit

Mile 119

May 17, 2012

Four seal pups in the usual area (straight section of coastline at northern section of mile 119).

dpackard

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 119

March 18, 2012

Didn't see much this time.

Pat&RobertaSmit

Mile 119

February 19, 2012

Sunday afternoon .

Pat&RobertaSmit