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Mile 228 Report
March 26, 2009
Spring break week always brings more people to Rocky Creek State Park.
Spring break week always brings more people to Rocky Creek State Park. Several families were using the newly-renovated picnic benches. The northern-most picnic bench is still missing a top and seats.We've been seeing whale spouts for several weeks, about 1/2 mile off-shore and moving north.
Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 3. Sitting: 3. Photography: 3. Other Activities: 6 walking and watching the waves.
Cars/trucks parking: 4. ATVs/OHVs parking: 1.
Numerous gulls on the large rock off of Rocky Creek State Park. We could hear the calling of Black Oystercatchers.Lots of drift wood washed up at Little Whale Cove.
Wood pieces. occasional small colored glass pieces
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Excluding by sea, the entry to Whale Cove beach requires passage on private property and an easement provided by USFW, so it was unusual to find such a collection of beachgoers.
Both the Whale Cove beach and Rocky Creek wayside were in good condition as usual, however there were rubber surf boards and a downspout that were found both on the beach below the houses on the bluff and hung up among small vegetation on the cliff in between the houses and the beach.
Although not king tide level, high waves at high tide on Jan 18, 2018 reached all the way into the inner reaches of Whale Cove's sandy cliffs.
Coast Guard and Depoe Bay fire crews rescued a 19-year-old male hiker in the vicinity of Whale Cove, after he reportedly suffered seizures and became immobilized Tuesday evening.
Both Whale Cove and Rocky Creek were in good shape and quite free of debris.