Report Details

The beach gradient was steep even though underlay was showing some in the higher beach. Rock that came onto much of the beach in February has been worked to the high area adjacent to the bluff, producing gradients of one foot drop for 15 feet of run near the north end and near Wandemere. Only heavy, big seas will move that load seaward and there have been none of such this year.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

There was one very live glaucous-winged gull dragging a wing broken near the body. I did not try to catch it as I wasn't sure where to take it. Beyond that the wing was not repairable so the bird would have either been euthanized or been kept in captivity for the balance of it's life. Better that their money and time be spent of reparable birds and the balance of nature take care of this one

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. West winds last week brought in debris from offshore, a lot with including a glass fishing float

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Mile 209

February 12, 2023

It was a nice, sunny and mild day today.

Sakamoto

Mile 209

December 31, 2022

There was more litter on the beach after the recent storm.

Sakamoto

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 209

December 18, 2022

10 people, 1 dog, three sets of vehicle tracks on beach (ATVs ?

Sakamoto

Mile 209

July 19, 2019

Beautiful day with a lot of human activity.

scottmillman

Mile 209

May 29, 2019

Pretty usual day.

scottmillman

Mile 209

April 24, 2019

Nothing of concern viewed during this visit.

scottmillman

Mile 209

March 20, 2019

15 people observed, all walking along beach, some with dogs.

scottmillman

Mile 209

March 20, 2015

More re-work on riprap construction under permit BA-687-13.

stella