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It was a beautiful day for our first walk on our mile since last late summer. We were concerned that there would be a lot of debris but the beach was quite pristine. We picked up one bag of garbage, plastic bottles, etc. We could not identify anything from the tsunami. The one area we identified last year where the bluff is falling away seemed larger this year. It is close to the northern end of our mile. The was visible water coming out of the bluff. I took another picture to compare with last year. Other than the dead sea lion the beach was very clean. There were a few areas with crab shells and bits of shells at the drift line.A special treat was seeing the tall ships at sea, apparently engaging in battle. They were beautiful on the horizon.

Conditions

Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 37. Number of dogs: 9. Walking or running: 17. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 10. There were two groups of young people with driftwood fires built fairly close to cliffs, One young child climbing on bluffs with an adult. Several people collecting driftwood.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks, Driftwood removal, Fire

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 16.

Notable Wildlife

9 shore birds in the surf, sanderlings

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead sea lion, about 1/3 mile south of Lost Creek Wayside. Had been there quite a while as its head had been picked clean.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

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Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

May 20, 2024

It was a quiet morning on the beach.

Martha Kopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

March 21, 2024

A very calm, quiet survey.

Martha Kopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

December 30, 2023

Recent storms had scoured the beach leaving cobbles and stones behind.

Martha Kopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

September 4, 2023

There was a lot of foam on the beach.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

August 23, 2023

I am attaching a photo of a dead Murre that I found on our beach.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

June 13, 2023

We have noticed that during the winter storms the sand on the beach moves (presumably offshore) and then is redeposited during spring.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

March 16, 2023

A quiet, sunny day.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

Lost Creek Wayside south, Lost Creek

December 14, 2022

Sunny, calm and quiet.

mrkopplin