Report Details

25 foot long notched log noted just south of the tunnel, along the eastern side of the beach. ? Could this be tsunami debris? See the photo.


Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 22. Fishing: 3. Dogs not on leash but well behaved


Cars/trucks parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

birds seen or heard: spotted towhee, orange crowned warbler, white crowned sparrow, western gull, song sparrow.

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. eelgrass in wrack line, very few shells

Actions & Comments

Unable to access beach north of tunnel. Mud in the most southernly five feet of the tunnel contained mud; the most northernly 10 feet of the tunnel contained a pool of water (and we did not have boots).

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December 9, 2020

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