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A cloudy, cool day.  Cold wind from the south.  Hardly anyone on the beach.  Minimal trash, except for two large items which we could not carry.  There were lots of large driftwood pieces on the beach ... not surprising given the series of recent storms.  There were NO harbor seals in their usual resting place at the tip of the Salishan Spit.  Several were spotted in the water.  Noticed quite a few dog paw prints in the sand, so maybe the seals had recently been spooked by people with dogs getting too close.

Conditions

Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Est. 60 people on the Taft side of the Siletz rivermouth ... mostly walking or looking for agates

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

No harbor seals at their usual resting spot, but several were spotted in the water

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

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November 12, 2023

Not a bad fall day for a walk with our out-of-town visitors, but walking the beach was impossible due to the high tide and big waves, which were reaching the beach grass area and bouncing large pieces of driftwood around.

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Mile 239

July 12, 2023

As nice a summer day as we get here on the coast.

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Mile 239

April 30, 2023

After a winter and spring of horrible weather, we finally got out to survey our mile on a mild day.

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Mile 239

November 20, 2022

Sunny, calm day.

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Mile 239

August 6, 2022

Found a dead sea lion on the beach at beach access #50.

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Mile 239

July 31, 2022

A warm calm summer's day.

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March 28, 2022

Lots of gulls and several seals playing in the surf.

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Mile 239

March 10, 2022

A calm, cool day with just a few high clouds.

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