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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.  About a dozen brown pelicans were flying over the Salishan Spit and plunge-diving in Siletz Bay.  No harbor seals in their usual resting place, due to the high tide.  We couldn't patrol the beach for trash but picked up one piece on the trail through the dunes.

Conditions

Temperature: 57 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 7.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Harbor seals were not on the spit due to the high tide. There were a dozen or so pelicans flying over the spit and plunge-diving in the bay.

Driftline Content

Wood pieces.

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No beach walking with the high tide and dangerous conditions today
I took a pic of this piece of driftwood because it made me think of a buffalo skull
The regular colony of harbor seals at the tip of the Salishan Spit was nowhere to be seen today, due to the high tide.
Brown pelican flying over the Salishan Spit
Incoming tide and outgoing river current clash at the mouth of the Siletz, earning this area its nickname - the Jaws of Death.

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Mile 239

Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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Salishan Spit north, Siletz Bay

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