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Nice sunny afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach.  Lane County parks staff continue to improve the North Jetty parking lot, filling potholes, etc.  Graffiti taggers have once again painted up the vehicle barrier rocks on the North Jetty.  I notified the Portland OR office of the Army Corps of Engineers via email and attached photos.  They've been very responsive in cleaning up past graffiti events.  Mostly political statements this time, unlike the pornographic imagery in the past.Mile 171 is again very clean with almost no man-made debris noticed.  There are about 10-12 large bundles of washed-ashore bull kelp strands, rolled up into big tangles by the surf.  Almost all of the strands are missing their holdfast root feature, likely snapped from their anchor by the recent big swells.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 10. Photography: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Too far gone to ID. Grey top feathers, white belly.

Driftline Content

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

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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