Report Details

Quiet and rainy day on the beach...wouldn't have it any other way. Lots of kelp this time of year as the seasonal stuff dies back and comes in with storm activity. Fast retreating tide was beginning to reveal small cobbles and pebbles in new patches on the beach as the annual sand migration begins and the rock hounds emerge.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Walking or running: 1. Pretty slow day on the beach here as usual...I think the weather kept people at bay

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Bald Eagle hunting from snag above Lost Creek. A lot of bull kelp on the beach...it's that time of year.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Visible retreat of solid bluff, Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Some pretty significant erosion events here over the past few weeks. North end of mile and into mile 211, 4-5 mini-slides exposing shorepine roots and visible retreat of bluff along this stretch.

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All Mile 210 Reports

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Mile 210

December 30, 2023

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

Martha Kopplin

Mile 210

September 4, 2023

There was a lot of foam on the beach.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

August 23, 2023

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

mrkopplin

Mile 210

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

March 16, 2023

A quiet, sunny day.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

December 14, 2022

Sunny, calm and quiet.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

September 5, 2022

It was a sunny morning on Labor Day.

mrkopplin

Mile 210

May 29, 2022

It was a breezy and overcast day but no rain when we were on the beach.

mrkopplin