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The north bluff face of Cape Kiwanda is a sheer cliff now, much eroded from my last trip. There was evidence of many campfires in front of the vegetated dune all the way along my mile. Some, unfortunately, had been buried in sand by folks not realizing that just keeps the embers hot for anyone with bare feet stepping on them. Some picnic remains but mostly a pretty clean beach. Few people when I arrived, many by the time I left.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Foggy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 2.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 12. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 6. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: 2 hang gliding. The access site is blocked off so cars are parked on the road. Only 4 were there when I arrived, about twice that many when I left

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Newly exposed roots/trees falling, Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff.

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The ocean continues to eat away at cliff. At least today, vehicles were staying where they belong

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July 25, 2023

One pickup stuck in sand being towed out by commercial towing company when I arrived.

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May 3, 2023

Nice day with few people and vehicles.

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February 15, 2023

A beautiful, wind-free, mostly sunny day with a very clear view north to Cape Lookout.

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October 3, 2022

Mostly I took photos for the CoastWatch Fall Challenge project on iNaturalist

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August 27, 2022

About 30 people and six dogs.

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August 13, 2022

Lots of people.

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July 31, 2022

Actually a really quiet calm warm day.

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