Report Details

As in a previous report, I have cataloged the sets of drainpipes into five sets. There was some change from my last visit. In the second group from the south, where I originally reported eight, there are now just four in the bluff (four casings, three of which contain pipes) and one fallen casing. In the second group from the north where I originally reported six, there are now four visible.There was a lot more debris than usual, mostly plastic, some glass bottles, rope, and lumber.The rock slide noted in December '12 is almost completely leveled.The sand has shifted in some areas; at the northern section of the mile, underlying rock formations have been exposed, while at the mid-section, the sand cover is still quite high.

Conditions

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

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Western gulls, black scoters, a West Coast Lady butterfly (Vanessa annabella).

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 1 Western gull2 Northern fulmars1 Cassin's auklet

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. A lot of crab molt; grooved/notched lumber (from Japan?); plastic and glass bottles; lots of pieces (all sizes) of plastic.

Man-made Modifications

None

Natural Changes

None other than minor slides

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Mile 222

July 2, 2023

A windy day without much to report; just the usual off-leash dogs (no shorebirds present to potentially be flushed) and trash.

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April 2, 2023

Typical Oregon day, I saw hail, high wind, sun, and calm in the

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February 11, 2023

Gorgeous but cold and windy day.

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October 15, 2022

Peaceful, unsettlingly warm (for time of year) morning.

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Mile 222

September 25, 2022

Relatively high amount of people, mainly dogwalkers, out early for a pleasant Sunday morning trip to the beach.

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Mile 222

July 17, 2022

Very little water in Wade Creek.

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Mile 222

July 10, 2022

The beach fire close to vegetation, and somewhat close to access point was the main unusual concern to report, otherwise just the usual concern of trash.

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Mile 222

May 30, 2022

Notable highlights: relatively small landslide at the mile's middle parking lot; large piece of shipping debris; large tree debris (unusual to see large natural or unnatural debris at this mile; the usual trash (though as usual, less than seen at miles 223 and 224 to the north); a bald eagle and barn swallows!

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