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Human activities: total of 35 people seen walking, walking 5 dogs, 2 riding bicycles and 6riding horses.Shoreline: Wood pieces not as large as seen in March. Couldn't tell if an item we saw repeatedly was coated wire or vine. Foam at a few water outlets looked like eggs in it. Took some photos.Physical Changes: Erosion in one area south of Henderson Creek & north of beach access at Surfland Private Beach access seems to be getting worse. But plants/grasses seem to be helping to stabilize it. Don't remember one pipe outlet.


Temperature: 59 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 35. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 27. Other Activities: walking sometimes with dogs, on horseback & on bikes. There were 5 dogs being walked, 6 people on horseback & 2 riding bicycles on the beach.


Driftwood removal

Apparent violations: but not a concern; one person was carrying some.


Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

No shorebirds were observed; 3 crows sometimes eating the skeletal remains of an animal (see photos). Lots of crab shells (molting?)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Bird remains not enough to identify.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Styrofoam, Wood pieces. driftline cleaner than last time; smaller wood pieces; less styrofoam & bottle caps

New Development

Drainage pipes.

Natural Changes

erosion in southern part of mile below Henderson Creek seems to be getting worse but amazingly all kinds of vegetation/flowers growing helping to slow erosion

Actions & Comments

1) Because eroded area is close to housing, we're assuming this is being watched closely by owners. 2) Strange discharge in some "streams" see photos (unfortunately close-up photo is blurred). Eggs? 3) Seeking identity of skeleton (deer/seal or sea lion?). 4) Possible tsunami debris: felt pen with Japan written on it with Japanese/Chinese characters -- could be from a tourist. 5) Wood crate side. Unfortunately not a good photo of markings.

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