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Mile 143 is pretty non-exciting. Just basic sand movement and usual shells, drift wood, bird etc. We saw no dead wildlife or physical changes. Were several plastic bottle that we picked up along with some other "man-made" items. There were 5 in our group (daughter & grandsons) and two dogs. There were few other people especially as we moved farther south on the beach. Both people and dogs were enjoying a nice walk on the beach. Shoreline seemed normal with really nothing to report.Have included pictures of our time on Mile 143

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 0.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 6.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4. ATVs/OHVs parking: 10.

Notable Wildlife

few gulls and sand piperskelp

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

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Mile 143

December 9, 2021

The only time we saw other people was at the entrance to the beach, by the tsunami number sign.

kmwifish

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November 11, 2021

The day was uneventful, the garbage not as plentiful as other times.

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October 7, 2021

10 people on beach, including 5 birdwatchers, 2 dogs (one of which was off leash), people walking with off leash dog allowed dog to chase gulls and were pushing a flock of sandlerings down the beach in front of them.

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July 30, 2021

We arrived at Wincheser Bay smack dab in the middle of Dune Fest.

kmwifish

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February 3, 2021

There was much more plastic trash this time, than when we went in October.

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October 23, 2020

The beach was mostly deserted and there were few birds.

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January 26, 2020

The biggest thing I found was the water heater tank.

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October 28, 2019

We saw 5 other humans (2 when we started walking south and 3 when we returned) and one dog, besides we two and our dog.

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