Report Details

Significant exposure of the beach not long after low tide, unusual number of short lengths of lumber (used) in the driftline, some shorebirds seen on the beach--unusual sight on this mile.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 13. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 11. Surfing: 2. Estimated # of vehicles at lookout, did not walk up there to do actual count.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 7.

Notable Wildlife

Saw two curlews, around 5 or 6 plovers. Usually see no shorebirds, only gulls & the occasional eagle.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. Appeared to have been picked clean by vultures. Lots of vultures on the coast this spring.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. unusual amount of used lumber, short lengths of 2x4s, etc., sometimes w/nails sticking out., also plastic bits.

Natural Changes

ongoing erosion of bluffs along mile as described in previous reports, nothing unusual

Actions & Comments

Old tree trunks & roots not exposed on beach on this walk. Nice stretch of "garnet" sands exposed. Low tide at HMSC was -2.7 at 8:29am, my estimate of -1 at 10:40am at Otter Rock is definitely just an estimate (and probably not a particularly good one at that). Given that the low tide was -2.7, a great deal of beach exposed on my mile. I will attach a few photos. Temperature also an estimate, a bit chilly, but still a great day to be on the beach. Did not see much litter on beach, perhaps not so good weather is keeping the trash heads & partiers off this lovely beach. All dogs observed were either leashed or under good control.

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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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