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A nice day to walk the beach. With few winter storms, Starfish Beach (the old name on older maps) is full of sand.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -2.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 6. Fishing: 1. The 2 cars were at the NW 68th Street parking lot.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Although it is breeding season at the "islands" at Yaquina Head only about 50 birds were on beach

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Other than some kelp and a few dungeness molts the beach was clean sand. There was also almost no microplastics.

Natural Changes

Erosion happens, so probably all of the above BUT not documented with exact photos or measurements. In several places small rocks have eroded from the cliffwall onto the beach. And in photo notes I have included some of the length of the exposed pipes.

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House-Beach Erosion (north side of NW 56th-west of Meander). shows pipes coming out of cliffwall
Houses-Beach Erosion (north side of NW 56th-west of Meander)
First expose pipe location (equivalence of NW 61st Street) Pipes-enough ersosion to show more small plastic pipes near top of cliffwall/sod
First expose pipe location (equivalence of NW 61st Street)
Second exposed pipe location Two concrete sections on beach (equivalence of NW 62nd Street)
Second exposed pipe location (equivalence of NW 62nd Street)
Sand has returned to Sea Star Beach-looking South toward Yaquina Head
Sand has returned to Sea Star Beach-looking North toward NW 68th Street
Third exposed pipes location, South (equivalence of NW 63rd Street) about 10-12 feet exposed from cliffwall to beach
Third exposed pipes location, North (equivalence of NW 63rd Street) One is 15 feet up into cliffwall sticking out about 2 feet.
Fifth pipes (equivalent of NW 68th)
Fifth pipes (equivalent of NW 68th) North side pipe sticking out 2 feet
Lighthouse from NW 68th Street-north end of Mile 220

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decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

May 26, 2024

A sad day for Mile 220, although the weather was amazing it was super hard and sad to see the tar globs in the mid-section of my mile.

Jill Marks

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 23, 2024

Beautiful sunny but windy day.

Jill Marks

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

October 7, 2023

A large amount of debris, 7 large wood/foam panels and lots of pieces of all sizes of foam.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

September 16, 2023

Schooner South's cliffs/bluffs continue to erode.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

July 26, 2023

New sign up at the Schooner South beach access off 68th St warning of Contaminated waters.

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

April 28, 2023

No clouds in the sky, what a day on 220!

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

February 12, 2023

Started off chilly but the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day on 220!

Hillsideshack

Mile 220

Yaquina Head north, Schooner Creek south

January 19, 2023

Continued changes on 220 due to the rains, high tides and normal loss of sand in winter.

Hillsideshack