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A quiet weekend for the beginning of spring break. We saw just 21 people and 2 dogs. There was more bull kelp than usual. We found one dead bufflehead, and observed gulls and crows on the beach. Happily, there was less trash on the beach than usual. Recent heavy rain may account for the new small landslide south of Maxwell point (see photo). Unfortunately, as we drove home we saw an RV discharging waste water (not sewage) onto the ground along the highway, at the roadside parking just south of Oceanside.


Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: -0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 21. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 21.


Apparent violations: waste water discharging from an RV parked just above the beach south of Oceanside.


Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Some bull kelp, a few gulls and crows

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. One bufflehead

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Small new landslide just south of Maxwell point

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December 9, 2020

Landslide that occurred on Dec 5 has covered most of south entrance from Oceanside Beach to the manmade tunnel under Maxwell point.