Report Details

There is nn ice chest 2' by 3' approximately 2' high halfway between Driftwood Shores and North Jetty above driftline. No markings; wiring still attached on inside of box.

Conditions

Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Tide Level: -1.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 6.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. One mans sneaker, child's plastic watering can, plastic bottle, assorted plastic pieces

Man-made Modifications

Sand dunes near Driftwood Shores have drifted south; runoff from creek also shifted southward.

Share this post

All Mile 171 Reports

Showing 8 of 123 reports

Mile 171

February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

oldMGguy

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 171

December 7, 2020

Huge stranding of brownish-red "Pacific Sea Nettle" (Chrysaora fuscescens) and Moon (Aurelia labiata) jellies all along Mile 171 and Mile 172 today.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

November 23, 2020

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

May 18, 2020

Whimbrels and sanderlings were feeding in the surf wash zone.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

March 25, 2020

A nice morning walk today in the sunshine to practice my social distancing skills.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

oldMGguy

Mile 171

September 6, 2019

A nice quiet wind-free afternoon to stroll Heceta Beach after the summer crowds have dispersed.

oldMGguy