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Mile 288 Report
November 27, 2004
Beach seemed very clean, with only a little ocean debris in the high tide area.
Beach seemed very clean, with only a little ocean debris in the high tide area. Saw few birds including several adult and juvenile Western gulls and small flocks (10-50) of sandpipers flying by.Weather was partly sunny, but windy with observations made near low tide. Little on beach except small stones.
Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.
There were 12 cars, vans, SUV's in the parking lot when I arrived, but there were no people on the beach once I got there. Saw some people walking along the gated county road that borders Tillamook Bay, mostly with dogs. This leads to speculation that many people come here to exercise their dogs, with many going for walks along the bay rather than along the ocean beach.
Cars/trucks parking: 12.
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There were 6 or more plovers and large accumulations of driftwood (both along the base and on top of the foredune cutbank).
It was great to see two separate families picking up beach trash/debris in the driftline from the most recent storms including in Mile 288!
There was clear indications of active foredune erosion with visible cutbanks (see photo) and significant debris.