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Notably warmer weather this December than last year [no gloves or knit hat necessary]! Clear, mostly sunny afternoon after a 9.6ft high tide this morning around 11a. No obvious cliff/bluff erosion. More empty mussel shells than usual. And the great news is no litter other than one tennis ball! Enjoyed watching a flock of surf scoters and a few seals in the surf. On the rocks were black Oystercatchers, black Turnstones [also observed in flight], one cormorant posed while drying its wings, and plenty of gulls.

Conditions

Temperature: 44 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 45. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 35. Sitting: 4. Photography: 4. Other Activities: 1 person biking on the 804 trail.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Large flock of surf scoters fishing in the surf, two seals swimming in the surf, flock of black Turnstones feeding on the rocks and observed in flight, approximately 10 black oystercatchers, a flock of gulls bathing in the run off of Agency Creek

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Western Gull

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

none

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

New Development

A fence is being built on the private property of a home on the bluff at the southern border of Mile 194 [N 44.314685 W 124.109694]

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

none

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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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