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Nice day with few people and vehicles. The winter tides had made the most changes since last time I walked here. The ocean is eating away at the cliffs. Calm, dry day with no wind and few people. Beach was pretty clean and mostly free of man-made debris. A park ranger drove past, checking the beach. Nice to see! Only "violation" noted was in the parking access area at McPhillip's park where illegal trails have been made in two places. Signs are now posted asking people not to make/use unofficial trails and why (photo)

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 5.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 4. Photography: 1. people just walking along the shoreline, enjoying the pleasant weather and beautiful scenery

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 3.

Driftline Content

Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. The high tides over winter cut off the cliffs sharply at the beach

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Calm, dry day with no wind and few people. Beach was pretty clean and mostly free of man-made debris. A park ranger drove past, checking the beach. Nice to see! Only "violation" noted was in the parking access area at McPhillip's park where illegal trails have been made in two places. Signs are now posted asking people not to make/use unofficial trails and why (photo). I have added a photo of the numbered sign at the access point that is used to help emergency personnel locate people who need help. It's a good number to note when you head off from McPhillip's Park.

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