Report Details

Lots of sand still on the beach north and south. Front of bluff on path to the north beach has fallen into path. Counted 55 seals. The graffiti being carved into our sandstone cliffs is a real problem for me. I have shared my concerns with people who are actively carving away. But haven't convinced anyone that nature is the better artist.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 1. Photography: 1. Tidepooling: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Wood pieces. very little plastic/trash for the winter

Natural Changes

Visible retreat of solid bluff. front of sandstone bluff along north path to beach sluffed off. Got rid of all the graffiti! Could this have been done on purpose?

Actions & Comments

The graffiti being carved into our sandstone cliffs is a real problem for me. I have shared my concerns with people who are actively carving away. But haven't convinced anyone that nature is the better artist. I have even asked the volunteer "patrol" if they can write up a ticket for people found carving up the bluffs. But they seemed to think that this activity didn't warrant a ticket. Isn't it illegal to deface public property? I can only hope that someone was carving away when the front sluffed off this bluff.

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January 5, 2024

The high surf (even at low tide) made for dramatic conditions during this visit.

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October 2, 2023

Mile 188 has no notable changes since my last visit two months ago.

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July 21, 2023

It was another beautiful day at Mile 188.

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April 14, 2023

It was a beautiful day at Mile 188, with the resident harbor seals dozing on the rocks just offshore and many gulls flying around.

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Mile 188

January 16, 2023

There were two mudslides on the north beach, 20-40 yards north of the parking area, that appeared to be recent.

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Mile 188

October 17, 2022

It was a beautiful day at Strawberry Hill.

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Mile 188

July 18, 2022

Strawberry Hill is a popular destination for beachcombing and tidepooling.

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Mile 188

March 27, 2022

It was a beautiful day.

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