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Mile 226 Report
March 28, 2016
It was cool, mostly sunny, and still calm at 10:30 a.
It was cool, mostly sunny, and still calm at 10:30 a.m., so it was a beautiful morning to view the ocean. I looked for whales, but none were observed. There was also a paucity of the usual seabirds, only a very few of the ubiquitous gulls being seen. Visitors to the Lookout were relatively few in number, despite the good ocean viewing, as the Visitor Center is closed on Mondays.
Temperature: 47 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.
The only activity was at the Lookout, where an average of two cars and several people were there while I was. All were looking at the ocean view on the nice, sunny day.
Wildlife notable by its relative absence.
Nothing observed. (Observation must be from a great distance.)
No modifications observed.
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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.