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Fairly big crowd for mile 211 on a foggy June 21, most of the people as usual near the beach access at Lost Creek Wayside. At least one rocky area on beach had disappeared, and this was one of the first days I did not see any rockhounds.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 27. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 19. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: Climbing embankment 2; clamming 3. Large number of people considering the uninviting weather

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: two people climbing embankment.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

4 duck-like birds swimming together in shallow water in ocean, which I presume were surf scoters but could not see them clearly in fog; saw one large raptor but could not identify in fog

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Did not see any leg bands and could not identify species

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. old skate egg casing twisted by waves

New Development

Bluff development. one new house at top of embankment

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. One section of beach was covered by a black tar-like substance (see photo); rock field on beach described in my last report had disappeared. Erosion of embankment is a constant on mile 211, and it was continuing on 6/21/21 when I walked the beach for this report; large area of standing water on the beach (see photo).

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Mile 211

June 1, 2022

Erosion in the face of the embankment continues, including new large boulder falls.

Chad101

Mile 211

September 21, 2021

Relatively large number of people (for mile 211) were enjoying the beach on a sunny, inviting day.

Chad101

Mile 211

June 21, 2021

Fairly big crowd for mile 211 on a foggy June 21, most of the people as usual near the beach access at Lost Creek Wayside.

Chad101

Mile 211

March 13, 2021

My last previous report was at the end of 2019, but the changes over the last year are typical of Mile 211, including rockslides or boulder falls, rockfields covering parts of the beach, and a new drainage pipe.

Chad101

Mile 211

June 11, 2020

More than 10 previously unobserved drainage pipes in places with already existing pipes.

Chad101

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 211

January 9, 2020

I tried to pick up and carry back to trash collection area all plastic pieces I found larger than 1 square inch, but for every piece I picked up there were at least 100 smaller pieces, a great increase over the amount of plastic just a few years ago.

Chad101

Mile 211

September 19, 2019

The contour of the beach has changed again so that there are numerous patches of standing water at the base of the embankment.

Chad101

Mile 211

June 12, 2019

Most of the people were within 100 yards of the Lost Creek beach access.

Chad101