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Note: Pistol River (mile 22) has breached its beachy prison and loses itself in the Pacific. The agitated surf has provided us with haze-softened vistas. Today only 5 people present. Walking and one taking pictures. (A reliable source visited "my" mile Aug 23, and found about 16 people enjoying kite boarding.) Driftline contains quite a few tangled clumps of kelp, providing feasting for myriads of sand fleas. 9 dead birds, gulls I think, lie here and there. The beach has been greatly smoothed by summer's sand deposition. Most of July's interesting dunes are gone. A fair amount of driftwood appears to have been recently cut.


Temperature: 63 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 3. Sitting: 1. Photography: 1.


Driftwood removal

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs


Cars/trucks parking: 4. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Fwer birds than usual. Only 1 at the mouth of Myers Creek, usually many.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 9. gulls, i think

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

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

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The cave in one of the monoliths was accessible.

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November 30, 2021

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

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July 13, 2021

1 dead murre.

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May 10, 2021

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

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Mile 23

April 9, 2021

Parked here to walk Mile 22.