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Mile 226 Report
June 16, 2015
The only human activity observed was at Otter Crest State Wayside, well above the ocean.
The only human activity observed was at Otter Crest State Wayside, well above the ocean. Six or seven vehicles were parked at this location. The only notable wildlife observed was nesting pelagic cormorants on cliff faces. No human or natural landscape changes were observed on Mile 226.
Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.
The only observed human activity was at Otter Crest Wayside State Park, some five hundred feet above sea level, where people were in the gift shop and outside at the observation points.
Pelagic cormorants were observed nesting on cliff faces and were also observed flying.
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Nothing appears to have changed since my last report.
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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.