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A mild, magical day in between storms, and our first realization of just how much sand is moved onto and off of the beach below Schooner Point as the seasons and prevailing winds change. Closer examination reveals that sizable chunks of that bluff have developed "caves" behind them since mid-June and might slough off in this winter's storms. At almost any time since June that we have walked on the beach by Schooner Point (we live on top of this bluff) we have seen small rocks and soil falling from the bluff face, but the evidence is washed away daily with the tides. We would appreciate advice (and available history) on how to measure this (or any) bluff's erosion with some degree of accuracy.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Walking or running: 7. Playing in sand: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 4.

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All Mile 221 Reports

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Mile 221

September 5, 2020

This is my first report in 2020 although I have walked all or part of this mile several times this summer.

KathyLJ

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Mile 221

October 27, 2019

The sand is starting to wash away and some rocks that haven't been seen since July are beginning to reappear.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

July 21, 2019

It was a beautiful, sunny day with no wind and a very low incoming tide.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

September 17, 2018

I accessed the beach from NW 68th St which is just south of Schooner Point and the southern end of mile 221.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

June 30, 2018

There was nothing startling or unusual about this beachwalk except that we noted significant destruction of a staircase and its foundation below the large vacation rentals just south of Moolack Beach.

lipberm

Mile 221

June 15, 2018

No notable changes to the beach or cliffs since my last report.

KathyLJ

Mile 221

October 15, 2017

38 is a large number of people on this section of beach for any time of year but it was a sunny, windless day so it was perfect for beach walking.

KathyLJ

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Mile 221

June 29, 2017

No notable cliff erosion over the winter.

KathyLJ