Report Details

A cool drizzly day with surprisingly little animate life about apart from a little lady gathering shells and a bald eagle circling off shore. Except for the presence of numerous large logs, the beach was also swept clean by recent storms. The rough sea and capricious rogue waves continued to carry away sand from the bare basement rocks. Little to report in the way of development or serious problems.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Deserted beach except for one older lady gathering shells and rocks.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Exceptionally few sea-birds. A bald eagle was circling off shore, near a spot where eagles nested 5 years ago.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 2 Brandt's Cormorants with leg tags from a survey 2 days earlier

Driftline Content

Numerous logs including 5 poles from an earlier spill

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Evidence of wave overtopping. basement rock uncovered

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Mile 196

October 2, 2023

Many feet of sand have accumulated over the summer.

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Mile 196

June 1, 2023

Very little man-made debris in the wrack line today.

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Mile 196

March 1, 2023

Considering the strong tides of winter and some recent westerly winds debris on the beach is relatively light.

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Mile 196

December 1, 2022

King tides have washed up to the bluffs but no erosion.

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Mile 196

September 1, 2022

Sand has built back to a high level on the beach.

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Mile 196

June 1, 2022

Very low tide so two people clamming.

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Mile 196

May 8, 2022

Discovered a dead marine mammal at the high tide line.

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Mile 196

March 3, 2022

The winter tides have exposed some gravel on the northern part of this beach, and brought out some agate hunters.

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