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It was a cold, windy, day with chance of rain at any moment. Not many people ventured out to watch the ocean or walk up the trail past the Heceta Assistant Keepers dueplex (now a B&B and interpretive center), past the gift shop, and up to the lighthouse. Beach still covered with sand and not much debris on the wrack line. Two people fishing in the surf. One dead gull. 

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 5. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: During the summer sand is deposited on the beach by the gentle waves. The winter waves will pull so much of the sand back out and expose the rounded river rock. 8 cars were parked in the parking lot. People walked up the trail, total of 20 people stopped by the gift shop next to the Heceta Keepers House as they continued walking up to the lighthouse. One dead seagull up high in the driftwood. Two people braved the wind and chance of rain to fish in the surf....see photo.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Seagull of some type

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

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