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The northern tip of the Salishan Spit has changed quite a bit since our last walk two months ago, no doubt due to the extreme rain, storms and King Tides of the past month. A higher level where much driftwood rested has smoothed out to a gradual incline from the water. A streamlet now runs between the ocean and the Siletz Bay outlet, probably dry at low tide but was beginning to fill in at two hours after low tide. The entire tip, which used to be sandy, has become gravelly. There is a dropoff - about 3 feet - near the "Do Not Disturb the Seals" sign. The seals are GONE! Normally there are as many as 150 at this site. Today - none ... and none in the water.

Conditions

Temperature: 44 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 11.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells. Fine fibrous material, UTD

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

May 26, 2024

A pleasant calm day on the holiday weekend.

Linda and Clyde

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

March 16, 2024

A beautiful 70-degree day in mid-March .

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Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

July 12, 2023

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

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

April 30, 2023

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

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

November 20, 2022

Sunny, calm day.

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

August 6, 2022

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

ORbeach

Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

July 31, 2022

A warm calm summer's day.

ORbeach