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The large numbers of fresh trees and new driftwood logs high on the beach were no doubt a result of the recent heavy rains and flooding in the coast range. Tides in the past several days have been very high; at the northern-most end of the mile the foredune had been overtopped and new driftwood logs had been deposited either on top of or behind the dune. Photos taken at the same location in October 2010 and January 2011 illustrate the increased depth of the sand and degredation of the foredune.

Human Activities

Number of people: 24. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 18. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 2. Other Activities: 1 domestic cat on a leash. There were many more folks on the beach than I've seen previously this winter - probably because this was the first sunny, dry weekend we've had in a long time. Everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves in the sun. One family had brought their cat along on a leash - the first time I've seen a domestic cat on Bayocean spit.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 36.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 common murre, 1 northern fulmar

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. Large quantity of fresh driftwood logs

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping.

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September 16, 2023

A lovely, busy day at the beach on this sunny, late summer SOLVE clean up day.

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July 4, 2023

An absolutely gorgeous summer day -- warm, clear, sunny, light breeze.

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April 22, 2023

We were disappointed that the SOLVE beach clean-ups have not been re-initiated following the pandemic, so decided to do our own.

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January 22, 2023

The primary purpose of this visit was to observe the impact of the last of this winters king tides.

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January 13, 2023

Remarkably clear smooth sand with small amount of driftwood pushed high up the beach.

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December 12, 2022

A pleasant December afternoon.

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April 6, 2022

A pleasant, partly cloudy spring day.

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February 17, 2022

A quiet day at the beach - just a handful of folks strolling along the shoreline, only one of whom had a dog with them.

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