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An absolutely beautiful, sunny, calm Friday afternoon drew an unusual number of people to Mile 221. Workers were busy repairing the wooden stairway leading down from the two rental houses south of Moolack Motel; one lady was collecting something from the rocks in a bucket; there were ATV tracks (might have been the DOGAMI guy) left from the previous low tide.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: -0.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 14. Photography: 4. One lady in a small cave at Schooner Point was being photographed by at least one of three male photographers. At the minimum she was wearing a bathing suit, but probably not.

Concerns

Shellfish or invertebrate collection

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Saw a number of washed up jellies, different sizes from 1 foot to two inches.

Driftline Content

Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

New Development

Steps down bluff.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

Actions & Comments

Two photos included: a large Shore Pine halfway down the 13-year-old landslide area north of Schooner Point on 30 Oct 2006 and the same tree on the beach on 6 March 2009. It had fallen to the beach since we last checked the area on 10 Dec 2008.

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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