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Mile 226 Report
December 22, 2014
Human activity was confined to the Lookout area, but there was very little of it due to closure of the state park visitor center for the week.
Human activity was confined to the Lookout area, but there was very little of it due to closure of the state park visitor center for the week. Shoreline wildlife consisted of a very few flying gulls and cormorants, as tends to be usual. No changes, physical or otherwise, were observed on the mile since the last report.
Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 10.0 feet.
All activity Observed was at Otter Crest Lookout (not an access site to the shoreline), with several cars parked and a few people at the observation points. It was not as crowded as usual, despite the nice day, as the visitor center was closed for Christmas week.
Several gulls and cormorants were observed flying.
Driftline not visible as tide very high.
Actions & Comments
There was nothing to take any action on.
All Mile 226 Reports
On a nice, fairly calm and partly cloudy day on the central Oregon coast, there were only a few people driving along Otter Crest Loop and even fewer stopping to enjoy the view from the the Lookout at Otter Crest State Scenic Wayside.
It was a very pleasant sunny day and the ocean was calm, so visibility at and slightly below the surface of the ocean was excellent.
There was nobody observed along the shoreline of mile 226, however there were a number of people driving and stopping along Otter Crest Loop, the roadway that provides excellent overviews of the mile.
There were no human activities noted near the shoreline, which is usual for this mile, but there was activity at the Lookout, where there were a moderate number of people parking and going to the viewpoints and into the Lookout building gift shop.
It was a nice day to be observing the coast, what with the moderate temperature, light wind, and clouds that covered the sky thinly.
Humans were only noted well above the shoreline, specifically at the Lookout, where people parked their vehicles to get out for a few minutes to observe the seascapes.
Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.