Report Details

I observed fewer people and dogs than on any other previous walk, but more natural debris than at any other time. Surprising, because the weather was nice and it wasn't yet the stormy time of the year. Debris was washed up all the way to the top of the beach, also not typical.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 8.1 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 2. Sitting: 1.

Notable Wildlife

American Kestral. seven brown pelicans flying northward low over the ocean

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 15. 13 juvenile and two adult Mures.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces. Small section of a small boat, severely torn up. located at high tide line at 44 degrees, 53 minutes, 35 seconds. Saw shells that look similar to oysters, but not flat. Taller, narrower, open at the bottom. Most of them were located at the nothern end of mile 237, but some found 1/2 mile to the south of the largest concentration (two dozen +)

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Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

May 25, 2024

Beautiful 'low-tide' walk of my mile today.

237watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

May 2, 2024

Beautiful day.

237 coastwatcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

March 12, 2024

The most important factor for me personally with the changes I've observed in this section of my mile is how impactful the shoreline armoring has been on the beach to the south.

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

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

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

December 21, 2023

A beautiful day here at the Central Oregon Coast!

Barry Howarth

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

November 16, 2023

Beautiful day for the mile report walk.

237 Watcher

Mile 237

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

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

Gleneden Beach north, golf course

September 7, 2023

A beautiful day at mile 237 again!

237 Watcher