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Went back to Baker Beach, walking miles 172-176. Photographed possible tsunami debris and hauled two large garbage bags of trash off of the beach—mostly plastic water bottles and glass containers. The majority of the debris was on mile 173. On closer examination, much of the debris WAS Japanese (especially high-windage items), but I also found consumer products produced in China, Korea, Russia, India and Turkey. Further research indicates that most of these products could have been sold in Japan. A friend who reads Japanese was able to help me identify some of these items. However, it seems like these kinds of things could also have been discarded by sailors. So, some of what I found could have been tsunami-related, but there is no conclusive evidence that it didn’t come from another source. There is also construction debris and wood on this stretch of beach—likely from the winter storms of flood of the Siuslaw.

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Mile 173

October 5, 2017

Hundreds of resting gulls, 8 humans 12 dogs-No humans encountered beyond the north of the creek mouth.

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Mile 173

November 16, 2012

It has been a couple of months since I have had time to visit my mile.

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Mile 173

July 29, 2012

This is the first chance that I have had to walk this mile in several weeks.

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Mile 173

June 24, 2012

Walked miles 172-174 from south to north, then cut across the dunes inland and followed Sutton Creek back out to the ocean.

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Mile 173

June 7, 2012

The beach itself is cleaner than it has been, but there is quite a bit of debris that has blown into the dunes and into the area between the dunes and the brush on the north and west sides of Sutton Creek.

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Mile 173

May 10, 2012

Went back to Baker Beach, walking miles 172-176.

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Mile 173

May 8, 2012

I was able to cross the creek and check out the part of miles 173-174 North of Sutton Creek for the first time this year.

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Mile 173

April 23, 2012

Sutton Creek continues to migrate north, and the mouth of the creek has widened considerably.

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