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Mile 226 Report
June 16, 2014
The only human activity was that noted at Otter Crest State Wayside where it is apparent that tourist season is definitely underway.
The only human activity was that noted at Otter Crest State Wayside where it is apparent that tourist season is definitely underway. The only wildlife observed were two cormorants plus ubiquitous gulls. No physical changes of any sort were observed along the shoreline.
Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.
No vehicles parked on Otter Crest Loop except for a large number at Otter Crest State Wayside, where people were observing the shoreline from inside the Lookout Building and from adjacent observation points.
The only notable wildlife seen were two cormorants flying at a distance.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.
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Nothing was observed in the above categories.
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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.