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The scrubbed-clean cliffs of winter (through June) have now transformed to the heavily scree-skirted cliffs. A large chunk of the rocky point fell about three weeks ago. More of the vegetated area crowning the cliffs is sliding down hill.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 40. Walking or running: 30. Playing in sand: 7. Photography: 1. Fishing: 2.


Fire, Shellfish or invertebrate collection


Cars/trucks parking: 39. RVs/Buses parking: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Murres, one pelican, one gull

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. Murre, which left its "angel" shadow behind, having died where it crawled from the surf line.

Driftline Content

Shells. Lots of feathers; lots of large sea palm

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Evidence of wave overtopping, Landslides/major boulder falls.

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Mile 245

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Dead elephant seal pup.


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June 26, 2023

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