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Mile 213 Report
April 7, 2014
Forgot to take a camera which would have documented some fallen trees/shrubs from the seriously eroded area south of Henderson Creek.
Forgot to take a camera which would have documented some fallen trees/shrubs from the seriously eroded area south of Henderson Creek. South Beach Park Ranger said Japanese tsunami debris is still appearing with more sealed bottles with liquid. Showed us a small plastic net? buoy with Japanese writing which he had picked up that day. He cleans the beach a few times/weekly. Entrance to the beach at Surfland parking area is definitely a channel now.
Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 4.8 feet.
Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 9. Playing in sand: 2. Other Activities: 2 playing in sand w/dog. We were concerned about vehicle tracks we saw until we saw they were from a South Beach park ranger's vehicle.
Apparent violations: no concerns.
Cars/trucks parking: 1. ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 1.
No birds/mammals seen (except dogs).
Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Lots of twigs
Erosion of vegetated foredune, Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Exposed rocks on beach
Actions & Comments
We spoke to the South Beach ranger who had removed litter about the exposed rocks. Winter storms & tide changes have removed beach sand which then exposes the rocks. We haven't noticed such rock exposure before.
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A pleasant day on the beach at very low tide which exposed one large tidal pool which hadn't seen before.
We usually access the beach via an entry at Surfland which hasn't been easy in the past.
1000s of washed up jelly fish and 1 washed up recently deceased sea lion