Report Details

Low levels of sand piling over all areas except Schooner Point. Beach rack line is typically several yards westward of average summer lines, indicating ocean waves are not flowing as high on the beach as they do in summer months. Almost no human litter anywhere on the Mile. Some new rip rap has been placed on beach below some of the bluffs that have houses perched atop. Five trees have tumbled off the side or top of the bluffs on the stretch called the Moolack Slide since last report. Also several scars on the sides of these bluffs with soil type talus on the beach below them indicate land sloughing since last report, signs of steady westward bluff erosion. In general, saw one small flock of resting seagulls, 12 - 14 birds. Sand piling level was about 5 feet below the usual summer high level, typically happening in August. This current high piling level indicates that there is an unusually higher-than-normal deposition of beach sand by natural means for this time of the year. In February, the sand level should be several feet lower at the site I measured it, Schooner Point. Elsewhere on Mile 221, bedrock exposure and the seaward line of beach rack brought about by incoming waves show the usual low level of deposited sand for wintertime. Why does Schooner Point get more sand deposit than the rest of the Mile?

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Walking or running: 12.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

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All Mile 221 Reports

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Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

July 21, 2019

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

KathyLJ

Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

June 15, 2018

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

KathyLJ

Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

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

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

June 29, 2017

No notable cliff erosion over the winter.

KathyLJ