Report Details

Mild , cloudy day. More people than usual, but still only nine. Natural summer sand deposition is well under way. The tide is low enough to allow access to the small marine garden near the hollow (about 50 feet deep horizontally) in the monolith in the group of monoliths near north end of Mile 23.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 9. Walking or running: 4. Playing in sand: 4. Surfing: 1. Everyone is mellow, 2 kids playing in dunes , people sitting on driftwood ; another family with 2 little girls walking ,crossing Meyers Creek spooked a few gulls inadvertently. Solitary surfer nearly straight west of Henrys Rock (s. end mile 23).

Concerns

Apparent violations: atv track on sand near Meyers Cr..

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

gulls as usual at mouth of Meyers Cr. Ravens feeding on carcass of freshly killed gull; some turkey vultures far overhead.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. gull

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

scattering of a few mussel shells.

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. no litter ,

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

redeposition of beach sand is evident

Actions & Comments

no problems

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All Mile 23 Reports

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Mile 23

January 25, 2023

There was a lot of small plastic debris and natural tree debris along the tide line between Meyers Creek and a short distance south of the stacks.

Botermans

Mile 23

January 23, 2023

Steep newly cut foredunes and rocks more exposed because of winter waves scouring the beach.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

August 3, 2022

The cave in one of the monoliths was accessible.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

January 18, 2022

1.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

November 30, 2021

The tallest dunes (~10ft) are being eroded as they are each year.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

July 13, 2021

1 dead murre.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

May 10, 2021

Illegal ATV tracks recently made running from south to north and back again.

Bob Harvey

Mile 23

April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.

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