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Mile 173 Report
November 22, 2007
It was Thanksgiving morning, the sun was out and the skies were clear.
It was Thanksgiving morning, the sun was out and the skies were clear. Starting out, the temperature was 33 degrees. By the end of the walk, the temperature had risen to 42 degrees. There was little to no wind. The tide was extremely high, as were the waves. The water went all the way up to the dunes. Sutton Creek basin was completely flooded. I was unable to cross over to Baker Beach. There were a lot of people out by Driftwood Shores Resort...mostly families watching the waves and taking pictures. There were many large logs that had been washed up on shore. I also noted quite a few dead birds, but they may have previously been scattered along the shore and just pushed up by the tide and concentrated along the dunes. There were a few birds out, but not as many as I typically see.
Temperature: 33 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 10.0 feet.
Number of people: 58. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 15. Other Activities: Wave watching-41; Biking-2.
Total dead birds: 12.
Large pieces of driftwood and logs
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Hundreds of resting gulls, 8 humans 12 dogs-No humans encountered beyond the north of the creek mouth.
It has been a couple of months since I have had time to visit my mile.
This is the first chance that I have had to walk this mile in several weeks.
Walked miles 172-174 from south to north, then cut across the dunes inland and followed Sutton Creek back out to the ocean.
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.
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.