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Mile 221 Report
June 29, 2017
No notable cliff erosion over the winter.
No notable cliff erosion over the winter. Removed minimal debris from sandy areas and in driftwood including food wrappers, a kite and fragments that appeared to be from a foam fishing float. More rocks exposed than in previous 6 summers that I've walked this section of beach. No sea gulls observed flying or on the ground which is unusual as there are almost always large numbers in the area where Moolack Creek runs into the ocean. I have made 3 trips along this section of beach in the past month and have not seen any gulls.
Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: -0.2 feet.
Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 7.
Cars/trucks parking: 4.
Total dead birds: 1. 1 newly dead common murre. No obvious injury.
Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.
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This is my first report in 2020 although I have walked all or part of this mile several times this summer.
The sand is starting to wash away and some rocks that haven't been seen since July are beginning to reappear.
It was a beautiful, sunny day with no wind and a very low incoming tide.
I accessed the beach from NW 68th St which is just south of Schooner Point and the southern end of mile 221.
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.
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.