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The beach was unwelcoming this afternoon: there was a stiff wind blowing from the south and it was overcast, with mist over the water in places. The tide was low, and the beach was wide and windswept. I saw paw prints, but it's the only time I've ever walked this mile for Coast Watch and not seen any dogs. There were three people besides myself. When I first walked onto the beach from the Agate Beach Wayside, I right away saw four gulls high on the beach, a couple with their heads under their wings. I thought, even the gulls are hunkered down! Later there was a flock of them soaring on the wind over the cliffs, though.

Conditions

Temperature: 49 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 1. Four persons includes myself.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

I saw only gulls on my mile.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. The wrack line was very sparse.

Natural Changes

There are boulders coming down near Jumpoff Joe area and sand is being lost from foredunes.

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