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A welcome calm, partly sunny hour on Mile 194 amid what has been several days of hail, high winds and rain. Observed a group of 5 black oystercatchers and 2 additional single ones; a small feeding flock of surfscoters, one sea lion rolling around in the waves approximately 50yards out in front of Smelt Sands, 2 single killdeer about 0.5miles apart, plenty of gulls, and 2 cormorants. See photos below for the status of the rock wall border at Smelt Sands. Only a small bag of litter collected including more styrofoam, a length of marine rope/line, cardboard beer packaging, one hard plastic piece of debris about 6" long, but no plastic water bottles! Yay!

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 0.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 43. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 30. Sitting: 7. Photography: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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Mile 194

August 22, 2023

An exceptional day with no wind and great tidepooling!

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Mile 194

January 19, 2023

Enjoyed a warm sunny afternoon stroll on Mile 194 with no wind.

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Mile 194

August 3, 2022

My Coastwatch began with a flyover by six brown pelicans just above the surf at the southern border of Mile 194!

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Mile 194

May 17, 2022

This Coastwatch walk started out with a fly by of 8 brown pelicans in line just above the surface of the water!

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Mile 194

April 13, 2022

A welcome calm, partly sunny hour on Mile 194 amid what has been several days of hail, high winds and rain.

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Mile 194

March 7, 2022

Fun to see the spout of a whale just beyond the surf at the southern border of Mile 194 this morning!

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Mile 194

December 3, 2021

Notably warmer weather this December than last year [no gloves or knit hat necessary]!

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Mile 194

September 15, 2021

A wonderfully blustery, but sunny day!

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