Report Details

One vehicle was parked in a location such that the north end of the mile could have been accessed, but nobody was observed on the shoreline of the mile. A number of people were at the Lookout at the main observation point and in the building. A gray whale had been sighted below the building just before I came in. I observed the female peregrine falcon nesting out of sight below the building flying to the north and then at high speed in a dive to the south. Cormorants were observed nesting on cliff face to lower right of attached photo. No physical changes were observed along the shoreline, though white bands of foam (?) were apparent in the nearshore environment.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 3.4 feet.

Human Activities

A vehicle was parked just beyond the north end of the mile at a possible access to the rocky shoreline at the north end of the mile, but nobody was specifically observed on the shoreline of the mile.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

One peregrine falcon observed flying north and then south below the windows at the Lookout building. Nesting cormorants observed on a cliff face to right side of attached photo.

Driftline Content

Small rocks. Note that this is at isolated and inaccessible - except by sea - pocket beach.

Man-made Modifications

Essentially inaccessible, so difficult to modify.

Natural Changes

Shoreline is hard basalt, so erosion and other changes are minimal.

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All Mile 226 Reports

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Mile 226

December 19, 2023

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.

George Meyer

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Mile 226

September 22, 2023

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.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

March 21, 2023

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.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

December 22, 2022

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.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

September 21, 2022

It was a nice day to be observing the coast, what with the moderate temperature, light wind, and clouds that covered the sky thinly.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

June 20, 2022

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.

gsmeyer

Mile 226

March 21, 2022

Human activities were essentially confined to those stopping their vehicles on Otter Crest Loop or at the Lookout to observe the views.

gsmeyer

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Mile 226

December 21, 2021

It was fairly cold, rainy, and windy, so there was no human activity save for two vehicle parked for a short time at the Lookout and another on old Hwy.

gsmeyer