Report Details

Beautiful weather and clean sand made for a moderate number of people out at mile 181.  Logs were all pushed up to the upper edge of the beach indicating high tides that washed everything to the eastern limit of the sand.  Some areas of beach contained hard dirt where sand had been washed or blown away.  Creeks and fresh water seeps were shallow probably due to a lack of rain over the summer.  Clear sunny skies and a lack of smoke from northwest winds greeted beachgoers at mile 181.  The water from Blowout Creek was shallow making it easy to cross.  I noticed a few areas where seaguls were feasting on dungeons crab.  The waves were 2-4 feet high. There were areas of foam on the beach that were light green; normally it's white. There was no litter I could find in the tideline or any litter in the high tide area where logs are swept up. The beach was flat and free of sand dunes.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 7.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 12.

Notable Wildlife

Seabirds, crab, jellyfish.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Feathers, greenish seafoam.

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

Actions & Comments

Clear sunny skies and a lack of smoke from northwest winds greeted beachgoers at mile 181.  The water from Blowout Creek was shallow making it easy to cross.  I noticed a few areas where seaguls were feasting on dungeons crab.  The waves were 2-4 feet high. There were areas of foam on the beach that were light green; normally it's white. There was no litter I could find in the tideline or any litter in the high tide area where logs are swept up. The beach was flat and free of sand dunes.

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Mile 181

November 20, 2023

A quiet day at the beach.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

August 21, 2023

Beautiful weather and clean sand made for a moderate number of people out at mile 181.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

May 24, 2023

I saw fewer cars than usual in the parking lot at Carl Washburne beach.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

February 25, 2023

It's always a pleasure to walk on mile 181.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

October 5, 2022

The beach at mile 181 appears natural and free of changes.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

April 7, 2022

Mile 181 is evolving on a natural path with very little human caused changes.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

December 17, 2021

It appears that the normal pattern of beach evolution is happening at mile 181.

lectricriderone

Mile 181

August 11, 2021

It was a quiet morning at mile 181.

lectricriderone