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Mile 239 Report
December 26, 2020
A cloudy, cool day.
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.
Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.
Number of people: 2. Est. 60 people on the Taft side of the Siletz rivermouth ... mostly walking or looking for agates
Cars/trucks parking: 3.
No harbor seals at their usual resting spot, but several were spotted in the water
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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.
After a winter and spring of horrible weather, we finally got out to survey our mile on a mild day.