Report Details

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.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 5.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

Western gulls, crows (all near the bluff, and not on beach -- due to wind?)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. western gull

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. lumber; beach was windswept and clean, no significant trash

Man-made Modifications

One of the drainpipe casings has fallen.

Natural Changes

Boulders from December rock slide are crumbling.

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July 2, 2023

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July 17, 2022

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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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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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