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It's always a pleasure to walk on mile 181.   There was an absence of dunes and the beach was very flat.  Some areas had mostly small rocks instead of sand.  It was clean and free of human caused trash.  I picked up one small piece of polyproplyne rope from possible fishing gear.  There was an unusual amount of seagrass washed up in the tideline.  Feathers and shells were in higher concentrations than usual in the sand.   People walking were spread out in distance giving the appearance of a near empty beach at times.  Visibility was very clear in the sky.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 10.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 16.

Notable Wildlife

seagulls

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

none

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces. feathers, leaves

New Development

none

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Snow near shoreline

Actions & Comments

 A beautiful sunny day and low tides brought lots of people out to walk on the beach.  There had been snow falling on the beach a few days earlier, but it had melted except for a few small patches near the parking area in the shade.       Lots of rocks and pebbles were visible which usually happens when much of the sand washes away in winter.   The path to the parking lot at the beach had pieces of driftwood washed in by the recent high tides.    The waves were small.

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The yellow 92 sign
Looking toward Heceta headland
Seeing water volume on Blowout Creek
Today's tideline

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All Mile 181 Reports

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

March 15, 2024

During a minus tide I noticed the sand was soaked with puddles and with wet logs scattered everywhere. There were places where hundreds of Velella jellyfish were observed on the sand.

Gordon Pollock

Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

November 20, 2023

A quiet day at the beach.

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

August 21, 2023

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

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

May 24, 2023

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

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

February 25, 2023

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

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

October 5, 2022

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

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

April 7, 2022

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

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Mile 181

Carl G. Washburne SP, Blowout Creek

December 17, 2021

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

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