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Oyster catchers greeting tidepoolers on a gorgeous clear morning. So much sand has come in that many of the usual anemone pools are covered up. But beach walkers can easily walk from the north section to the south section of coastline as the sand has paved a way over the rocks and usual seaweed there. Access trails to the beach are getting deeper and deeper.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -0.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. People getting very close to seals, as sand has moved in.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Notable Wildlife

Two loud oyster catchers on north island rock. Few gulls flying over. Lots of squid eggs.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Wood pieces. hardly any plastic

Natural Changes

a lot of sand has moved in this summer, more than I've seen before, especially on north side.

Actions & Comments

Graffiti on sandstone cliff continues to grow, causing gradual erosion. Is this activity illegal? Is there any mention of a restriction for our waysides. The central coast cliff sides are being seriously damaged by people who just have to leave a record of "I was here". We need some educational signage at the cliff against this vandalism.

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Mile 188

January 5, 2024

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

Mark Gasiorowski

Mile 188

October 2, 2023

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

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

July 21, 2023

It was another beautiful day at Mile 188.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

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.

GasiorowskiM

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.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

October 17, 2022

It was a beautiful day at Strawberry Hill.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

July 18, 2022

Strawberry Hill is a popular destination for beachcombing and tidepooling.

GasiorowskiM

Mile 188

March 27, 2022

It was a beautiful day.

GasiorowskiM