Report Details

This is my first mile report!  Most of my observations were of the ongoing armoring of beach-front homes that has been going on for the last three years.  A few of the homes have reached their goal of 33 feet (height) above sea-level that was recommended from a geological report/study done previously to address long-term solutions to the erosion in this mile.  A nice flock of sea birds was observed (didn't want to get to close so the pic is not great...).   There were no sitings of whales today, however last Monday I observed two (Mom and calf ?) only a couple hundred yards off the beach at 237.  Otherwise, it was a beautiful sunny afternoon that begged me to hit the beach and walk my mile; wind was minimal and temps were in the low 50s.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 16. Sitting: 2. Multiple tracks on the beach indicating the movement of the excavators used for the ongoing revetment (rip-rapping/armoring) projects in front of homes in this mile. These machines obviously have no other way to access the work-sites except for the beach at low tide. See pic.

Notable Wildlife

Western Snowy Plovers or Least Terns on the shore (grey wings); they didn’t fly, but ran in unison in and out of the surf line. Long slender beaks, about 10-12 inches long.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells.

Man-made Modifications

Beachgrass planting or removal, Sand removal, New riprap or shoreline protection structures.

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All Mile 237 Reports

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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