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Over the summer, dunes up to 8 ft. high developed at various locations along the mile. The late September Japanese typhoon-spawned storm eroded much of this sand and since that time, gravel beds have been exposed at low tide. Rock hounding is in full bloom, as is surfing and even two kayakers crabbing one day.A house is being built, on concrete pylons, at the foot of SW 35th St, at the level of the parking and steps/beach access. King Tides often splash up these steps.On a few occasions, we found dead birds, which we cannot identify. Most days there were none but when we found them, we found several that day.There has been very little debris this summer, with the exception of the massive net/float ball that washed in on Oct.3.

Conditions

Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 5. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 3. Photography: 1. Surfing: 4. Since the storm in late September, the summer sand deposits have been drastically eroded and agate-laden gravel is now exposed at low tide so folks are rock hunting daily now.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 9.

Beached Birds

In the past two months we have found approximately 9 dead birds, which we are unable to identify.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam.

New Development

Bluff development.

Actions & Comments

We walk this mile each week and in the past several months have found very little tsunami-type debris, nor tourist-type debris. One afternoon, we found one encrusted wooden pallet and on Oct 3 a massive, fishing net/float ball washed in. It included several types of fishing gear, possibly from many boats. See photo attached.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

June 12, 2024

A large track hoe was digging in the beach, dune and beach access road at the northwest end of SW Anchor Court.

Scott Turkle

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

May 20, 2024

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

Jane Mulholland

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

April 20, 2024

People were enjoying a good spring day on the beach after an early afternoon rain.

Scott Turkle

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

March 16, 2024

This was the first sunny and warm day of spring, and lots of visitors filled the beach; almost like a summer day! Significant sand erosion had recently occurred and many logs have been moved higher onto the beach.

Scott Turkle

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

January 2, 2024

Dense driftwood accumulation along the bank; high tides.

Jane Mulholland

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Mile 240

Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

July 30, 2023

It was a beautiful day with a lot of people out playing and enjoying the beach.

mulholland

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

February 15, 2023

It was a nice day; lots of people out on the beach.

mulholland

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 3, 2022

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

mulholland