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Mile 222 Report
May 1, 2013
Beautiful, bright day with brisk northern wind; very few people on the beach, and the ones I counted weren't there long.
Beautiful, bright day with brisk northern wind; very few people on the beach, and the ones I counted weren't there long. Significant sand cover has moved back on to the beach (this is my first year on the coast: I can't help but be impressed by the movement of the sand!), probably a couple of feet deeper in some places than it was in the barest part of winter, as you can tell by the appearance and disappearance of rock formations. With some of the sand-covered rocks, all that is left visible is the algae, which appears to be growing on the sand until you dig into it. The algae on the higher rocks is bleached white. One of the drainpipe casings has fallen in the 2nd group of drains from the south. Where the land slide was observed in December, the boulders are now splitting and crumbling.On the trail going down to the beach, salal is in bloom.
Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.
Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 5.
Cars/trucks parking: 3.
Western gulls, crows (all near the bluff, and not on beach -- due to wind?)
Total dead birds: 1. western gull
Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. lumber; beach was windswept and clean, no significant trash
One of the drainpipe casings has fallen.
Boulders from December rock slide are crumbling.
All Mile 222 Reports
A windy day without much to report; just the usual off-leash dogs (no shorebirds present to potentially be flushed) and trash.
Relatively high amount of people, mainly dogwalkers, out early for a pleasant Sunday morning trip to the beach.
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.
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!