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Foredune increasing south of boat ramp, foredune below condominiums continues to sluffing and expose riprap rocks below.  Cape continues to erode exposing more sandstone, cracks, and potential cave collapse.  The state parks are monitoring and fencing off areas of concern.  Some fencing has been taken down by visitors(?) seemingly to access the sink hole area.  

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 12. Walking or running: 10. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 4. Tidepooling: 3. Other Activities: Kite flying 2, climbing dune 5, launching boat 3,. Parking lot construction has part of lot fenced off for construction vehicles and equipment.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 15. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 4.

Notable Wildlife

Orange crowned warbler singing in trees at top of cape, pigeon guillemot on cliffs, violet green swallows near cape.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). high tide line along the mile has many dead flying ants creating a dark line.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff. Erosion continues exposing more sandstone and cracks in all sections of cape, summer wind and tides are building the foredune south of ramp. North of ramp toward cape sand bluff continues sluffing off. Two sink holes have emerged this spring on top of cape. The fenced-off area has been extended south so that the sink holes are not accessible or visible.

Actions & Comments

The shore line was mostly garbage free.  Locals are removing garbage.  

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Mile 261

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

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Mile 261

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE

Mile 261

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

July 11, 2023

Nice smooth beach Foredunes are nice and smooth, no sharp edges.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

June 1, 2023

Beach is very smooth, no berms built up.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

May 17, 2023

Foredune increasing south of boat ramp, foredune below condominiums continues to sluffing and expose riprap rocks below.

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