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And so it's around 9:30 Friday night and I had just gone around and turned all the lights out so I could watch the lightning. A few homes on the beach had their powerful floodlights directed at the ocean.I'm sitting on my sofa with cat in lap when I say to myself, "What the heck is that?!" In the glow of those powerful floodlights I see a large, white, vertical cloud moving from south to north along the beach. It comes ashore just a few blocks from my house! I can see the trees over there just whipping but my trees are quite still. Then, the transformer blows and all the power goes out in Roads End. When the lightning lit up the sky again, I could see chaos to the north of me. It didn't take me long to figure out that a waterspout had just come onshore. I took a look at the damage on Sunday and it is substantial. The tornado looks to have skipped around the neighborhood, hitting a house here and there, uprooting trees, breaking windows. The damage was on 74th street. I am on 70th street. Yep, it hit a little too close to home!

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Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

March 26, 2024

Tourist season is upon us - observed later in the day, but leftovers visible.

Lisa Bizon-Carroll

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

January 23, 2024

After king tides and heavy surf, most of the usual driftwood was up nearer the bank along with minimal bull kelp.

Lisa Bizon-Carroll

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

November 18, 2023

The beach mile varied quite a bit - with the south (less traveled) section with darkened sands and clear of most debris while the north end, with more visitors, was covered in stones with more small debris (esp.

LisaBC

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

November 17, 2023

Just wanted to say there have been a lot of brown pelicans this season, more than I've ever seen, and I'm wondering if they will stay for the winter?

TerryH

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

September 29, 2023

Less tourist traffic.

LisaBC

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

September 21, 2023

Lazy, late summer day on Road End beach.

TerryH

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

August 14, 2023

Busy day at 245.

LisaBC

Mile 245

Roads End Beach, Wayside, Logan Creek

July 7, 2023

Dead elephant seal pup.

TerryH