Report Details

The beach was mostly deserted and there were few birds.  We saw one seal peeking over the whitecaps at us.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Fishing: 1. We walked on the beach by ourselves (2 of us and one dog). The other people we saw came over the dune, looked at the water and left, except for the surf fisherman.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. ATVs/OHVs parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

very few seagulls, terns

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). we saw almost no garbage, which makes me think most of it is buried under the sand, for now. This mile usually has lots of plastic garbage.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

no actions, just looks like wind erosion

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December 9, 2021

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

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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.

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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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