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Nice, quiet day. No one else on the beach for miles in either direction. Very windy. I don't see any major problems but this was my first walk so I don't have anything to compare the conditions to. One house, that appears to be uninhabited, is in desperate need of riprap (photo attached). Another two houses have a joint notice/permit posted for a riprap project to take place in late February (photo attached). A great mile to walk!

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Super quiet, no one else on beach.

Notable Wildlife

Sea gulls, sandpipers

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 dead bird, black/white feathers, common murre(?)

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

1 dead fish, gray, about 12 inches long

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

New riprap or shoreline protection structures. permit posted for new riprap project

Actions & Comments

No, this was my first CoastWatch walk. I took some photographs to use for comparison on future walks.

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Mile 237

January 16, 2024

The most heartbreaking part of my mile report today is that I couldn't even walk my entire mile due to shifting sand and the subsequent tide (even though I did this at low tide,) preventing a safe northward walk. I have been walking on this stretch of beach since the early seventies and never-- even five or ten years ago, would you not had adequate distance to walk the beach from the surf to the foredune. I provided on pic looking north on my mile from the top of a revetment that was installed a few years ago, that's the only way I could get a glimpse of it safely.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

December 21, 2023

A beautiful day here at the Central Oregon Coast!

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

November 16, 2023

Beautiful day for the mile report walk.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

October 21, 2023

I learned that two shore structures (stairs built on top of rip-rap) were heavily damaged during a recent storm/tide condition earlier this month.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

September 7, 2023

A beautiful day at mile 237 again!

237 Watcher

Mile 237

August 13, 2023

A beautiful morning, nothing really noteworthy in this report.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

June 24, 2023

Beautiful morning on the beach with calm winds and plenty of sun.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

May 6, 2023

A beautiful morning for a walk on this mile!

237 Watcher