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Another beautiful day on our mile. A little cool, but no wind. I believe there is the least amount of sand remaining on the beach that we have ever seen. Our neighbor noted that the waves are now breaking on the beach sand that has been deposited several hundred yards from the shore. The photo was taken at Schooner Point.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 6. Photography: 1. The State Parks Beach Ranger came by in his pickup and we had a nice chat.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Hundreds of Surf and Black Scoters, 50+ Surfbirds, and ~100 gulls of several species. Also 5 Black Oystercatchers. And lots of small "sand crabs"(?)

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

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

Actions & Comments

At the RV site, the new stairs are already deteriorating; the waves have destroyed the lower half of the staircase. Also, we noticed several large blocks of mudstone(?) starting to slide down the bluff.

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Mile 221

Schooner Pt, Moolack Beach S of Moolack Creek

July 13, 2024

1) Of historical note is the fallen arch at Schooner Pt November 2022 2) Absent this year thus far are any whale spouts visible from shore. 3) The Moolack Beach access trail from the parking area is heavily overgrown with bushes.

Kelley

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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