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It is such a pleasure every day to see so many people enjoying the beach near Pistol River and Cape Sebastian.And it wonderful that they leave nothing but footprints. Even with all the dogs enjoying the romp at the shoreline. Still no evidence afterwards.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 4. Photography: 4. Parking area full during low tides of June and July, rare successes at clamming. Then the winds came, stirring the nutrients to the surface, then came the bloom, the red tide. The winds keep the parking lots and beaches cleared out. The tides were violent after the bloom, during the filming of the future car on location. Windsurfer did 360s off the ramp. Then the beaches were strewn with kelp. Now with crab body parts. Average number of vehicles on low wind days is consistently 7 at base of Cape. Average RVs at Pistol River State Beach State Park sign is usually 3. (Except during the photo shoot for the mysterious future car for most of a week in mid July)


Cars/trucks parking: 7. ATVs/OHVs parking: 6. RVs/Buses parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

The bull kelp washed up after the violent seas of mid July.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 Seagull: bones and strewn feathers. No sign of cause of death.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Crab body parts, mostly small ones, some up to 5" shell, strewn densely at the curve of the cape in early August.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Zero debris from people. Entire Cape Cove, from parking lot to the rocks at the base of the Cape. Excellent

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling. Parking Lot erosion under guard rail

Actions & Comments

It seems that ODOT must be aware that if the erosion isn't stopped at the guard rail, repairs will become increasingly expensive.

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January 1, 2009

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August 4, 2008

It is such a pleasure every day to see so many people enjoying the beach near Pistol River and Cape Sebastian.


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July 27, 2008

Many, Many Small Crab shells on beachat tide line.