Report Details

Dense fog burned off with increasing warm sunshine. There was a SOLVE beach clean up event at Roads End, but that didn't seem to be the driving factor for the large number of people visiting mile 246. Mile 246 did contain more manmade debris in the wrack line than is typical. Small plastics were in abundance as were bottle caps, several small straws and a few pieces of rope. With the exceptionally low tide it was easy to scramble over rocks around the north bluff to access the small cove that's typically only visible from the god's thumb hike.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 95. Number of dogs: 14. Walking or running: 45. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 5. Tidepooling: 26. Other Activities: 4 harvesting shellfish.

Concerns

Shellfish or invertebrate collection

Apparent violations: No apparent violations. Mussels were exposed and abundant..

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. too decayed to identify

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

long, skinny fish with large, pointed teeth, see picture

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

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Facing west from God's Thumb cove, rocky outcropping visible as well as multitudes of tumbled rocks on the shore
Tree that clings to the top of the north cliff just south of the God's Thumb cove
Long, thin dead fish with pointed teeth (possibly a Lancetfish), appearing to have been bitten in half
Mussels in God's Thumb cove exposed by low tide
Long, thin dead fish with pointed teeth (possibly a Lancetfish), appearing to have been bitten in half
Wrack line plastics
God's Thumb cove facing NW with rocky protrusions visible

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All Mile 246 Reports

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Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

June 21, 2024

Interesting scientific device observed off the west end of "the Point", on north Roads End Mile 246, during a minus low tide.

Terry Hager

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

April 2, 2024

Low tide.

David Carroll

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

March 29, 2024

Human activity was benign, just folks generally enjoying the area.

Gianna Simon

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

February 20, 2024

Showed up to see if signs of a reported slide were evident.

Gianna Simon

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

January 23, 2024

Generally, the sand and driftwood have been washed out by heavy surf, but in some areas sand has built up.

David Carroll

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

November 26, 2023

There wasn't anything unusual that I noted today.

Gianna Simon

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

November 18, 2023

Partly cloudy morning, low 50's temps, light/moderate winds, 2-3 ft.

DaveC

Mile 246

Cliffs north of Roads End Beach

September 29, 2023

Exposed loose rock and bedrock on beach; cause assumed to be sand washed off beach due to heavy surf over previous days/weeks.

DaveC