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Mile 199 Report
January 1, 2010
We wanted to see what effect high tide driven by storms was doing to the beach and adjacent embankment.
We wanted to see what effect high tide driven by storms was doing to the beach and adjacent embankment. Due to how high the water was coming up, we could not get onto the beach to walk our mile so we settled for pictures from above. I took a couple from the beach edge and no sooner did I turn around and climb back up, a wave covered the spot I was standing on. They say to not turn your back on the ocean don't they? The photos posted here show that many of the logs and debris that were deposited on the beach last year and were subsequently buried are now being exposed again and moved around in the surf. One can see that the waves are digging down at least a couple of feet of the sand that was previously deposited that buried so much of the "log bomb" that went off (landed) on Dec 31, 2008. I filed a report a month ago which looked quite different from todays.
Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 9.6 feet.
It was peak high tide coming all the way up to the bank so no beach was accessible.
Stranded Marine Mammals
Dead Fish or Invertebrates
Shells, Wood pieces.
beach erosion, exposure of buried logs and debris
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It was a gorgeous sunny day after all the rain. The barnacle log that I have been observing for months is still on the beach.
These have not been the highest waves of the storm season so far but they are still moving rock and scouring sand from the base of un-rip rapped foredune.