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For once, I managed to walk this mile between rain showers, instead of during one.  Upper beach sand continues to wash away by the higher tides, exposing long-buried driftwood.  Lots of mole crab shells this year - were notably absent the last few years.  At the north end of the mile, close to the Driftwood Shores resort, a small cluster of "Pyrosomes" have washed ashore.  The biggest was about 5" long, 3/4" in diameter.  Scattered pieces of Moon jellies along the mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Several large flocks of sanderlings feeding in the outwash.

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

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Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

February 1, 2022

Nice morning to exercise the dog on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

March 9, 2021

Stunningly beautiful sunny morning for a beach stroll.

oldMGguy

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

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

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

November 23, 2020

Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

May 18, 2020

Whimbrels and sanderlings were feeding in the surf wash zone.

oldMGguy

Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

March 25, 2020

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

oldMGguy

Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

October 19, 2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!

oldMGguy

Mile 171

Heceta Beach South, almost to North Jetty

September 6, 2019

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

oldMGguy