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Dick and I walked our mile between storms at low tide on a Sunday morning. Low tide was high due to storm surge; the sea turbulent. Beaches were free from small pieces of driftwood and ocean based debris, but party remnants cluttered the foredune. Vodka, Schnapps, and energy drinks filled our garbage bag. Standing at the western tip of Fishing Rock thrilled us with its sound and fury.

Conditions

Temperature: 44 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 2.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 8. Walking or running: 30. Many folks out for walking and running before the beginning of the second storm of the weekend.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

A fair number of gulls hanging on the brisk breeze in long formation at north end of mile.

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Dead harbor seal pushed high up on beach at north end.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Fishing Rock continues to erode; trail modifications have been made to accommodate changes.

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Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

May 20, 2024

A baby harbor seal was at the north base of Fishing Rock, along the tide line. There have been many many pelicans active this area lately, we recently saw and estimated 60-100 combined with gulls feasting on some type of fish in water on whole length of beach. This morning there were few pelicans but many swallows diving on the beach.

Barbara Joslin

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

April 11, 2024

Fishing Rock shows significant signs of erosion and natural area disturbance, a great deal of evidence of off-trail usage and climbing on sides which has resulted in increased erosion and death of underbrush. Sparse sea bird presence but heavy wrack line velella velella wash up. No current presence of mammals or seabird carcasses, although there was heavy amount of carcasses this winter especially after storms. Evidence of erosion of slopes adjacent to the beach, especially in proximity to new riprap placement, but also in other areas as well. Light plastic and debris today

beejos8

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

October 1, 2023

Some unattended digging dogs seemed troubling, and one thing to note was a lack of birds.

Your Song My Song

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

March 4, 2021

A large concrete retaining wall collapsed last weekend (~Feb 27) endangering the stability of one home with others also vulnerable to further erosion.

dwhite

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

February 28, 2021

These photos were taken by Fran Recht, CoastWatch volunteer.

jessejones

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

February 19, 2019

Wonderful day at my favorite beach during King Tide!

Oregon Beach Girl

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

December 21, 2018

The ocean became more "foamy" as the day progressed, *see photos.

Oregon Beach Girl

Mile 234

Lincoln Beach

October 29, 2015

A few groups of people were enjoying the overcast yet bright day and the King Tide.

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