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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.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 1.1 feet.

Human Activities

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.

Concerns

Apparent violations: dog chasing shore birds.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

Saw one plover, that's unusual for this beach. Usually I see only gulls & crows.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces. plastic bits. Occasional bit of sea weed.

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. what seemed to be slight acceleration of usual erosion

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July 22, 2023

Lovely day on the beach.

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July 22, 2023

Very low tide this am, I have no idea what the exact tide level was so I didn't enter a number.

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April 3, 2023

Pleasant if chilly walk on the beach.

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March 11, 2023

Quite a dynamic winter on this mile, more erosion noted, and a moderate sized slide seen on the mile.

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October 6, 2022

Nice day for a walk on the beach, clean beach, saw 6 cyclists (one solo, I think the rest were more or less together), first time I've seen cyclists on this beach, have seen them off & on from the south jetty north to Lucky Gap access.

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September 11, 2021

Pretty day on the beach,  I was on the beach when the tide was going out, my South Beach tide table indicates the low tide in SB was at 9:43 am & 1.

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February 7, 2021

Pleasant day at the beach at a low low tide (not a minus tide though.

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May 31, 2019

Very pleasant day & time for a walk on the beach, very few people.

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