Report Details

The beach looked clean with no evidence of change. Litter was generally light: styrofoam here and there, and a plastic bottle or two. The highlight was seeing the young Air Force soldiers building survival shelters out of driftwood as part of their annual training exercise.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Other Activities: US Air Force training exercises. On this Sunday through Thursday, Sept. 18th, the US Air Force was conducting coastal survival training exercises. Saw four young soldiers building shelters out of driftwood, putting up rescue flags, and otherwise going through assigned tasks.On bay side of the spit, I saw several trucks, a bus, many tents, and equipment for the exercise noted above. The soldiers appeared to be doing no damage to the beach area and, from what I later learned, completely clean up the area when they're through.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 18. RVs/Buses parking: 6.

Notable Wildlife

Saw eight gulls (mostly Western) and a group of brown pelicans at north end of spit, near the south jetty.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

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Mile 288

September 24, 2023

The weather is definitely turning.

SchankK

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 288

September 10, 2023

It was a beautifully calm, warm, sunny day along mile 288.

SchankK

Mile 288

January 29, 2023

There were 6 or more plovers and large accumulations of driftwood (both along the base and on top of the foredune cutbank).

SchankK

Mile 288

May 21, 2022

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday with a moderate north wind.

SchankK

Mile 288

January 17, 2022

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!

SchankK

Mile 288

December 23, 2021

There was clear indications of active foredune erosion with visible cutbanks (see photo) and significant debris.

SchankK

Mile 288

February 24, 2015

Mid-winter day that seemed like spring.

YaakovM

Mile 288

October 2, 2014

Beautiful early fall afternoon.

YaakovM