Report Details

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.

Conditions

Temperature: 33 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 10.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 58. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 15. Other Activities: Wave watching-41; Biking-2.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 12.

Driftline Content

Large pieces of driftwood and logs

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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.

cheshire

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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.

cheshire

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.

cheshire

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.

cheshire

Mile 173

May 10, 2012

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

cheshire

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.

cheshire

Mile 173

April 23, 2012

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

cheshire