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Mile 224 Report
April 1, 2012
Actual time on beach was from 3:55pm to close to 5pm and I don't know the exact tide height, low tide for the Marine Science Center dock was listed as 0.
Actual time on beach was from 3:55pm to close to 5pm and I don't know the exact tide height, low tide for the Marine Science Center dock was listed as 0.9 at 2:55pm. Looked like there was some storm surge, lots of surf & the tide was definitely coming in. # of people on beach changed, there were perhaps 3 people at the south end of my mile by the time I ascended the stairs at the north end of the mile. Everyone else had left. Beach was even cleaner than usual today, no doubt because of the work of all the SOLV volunteers yesterday. I saw 5-7 full SOLV bags piled around the trash cans at the state park restrooms.Thanks SOLV volunteers!Much greater volume of water in all creeks/culverts then usual, due to the heavy rainfall in the past few days.I took a few photos (attached)of (1) what looked like a recent slide/erosion of the part of the headland at the north end of the mile. (2) driftline, (3) colorful beach sediment/particles; (4) two different/separate erosion sites on the same section of bluff. It was sunny for part of my walk, rained for only 10-15 minutes. A very welcome break from the rain, snow and strong winds of the past few weeks.
Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.1 feet.
Number of people: 15. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 8. Tidepooling: 2. Other Activities: sitting on/playing on driftwood log. All but one dog under control.
Apparent violations: dog chasing shore birds.
Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Cars/trucks parking: 7.
Saw one plover, that's unusual for this beach. Usually I see only gulls & crows.
Wood pieces. plastic bits. Occasional bit of sea weed.
Landslides/major boulder falls. what seemed to be slight acceleration of usual erosion
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