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An excellent hike. Very little trash found. We did encounter a gigantic bull sea lion -- we went one way, and he went the other. No seals seen, but plenty of evidence that they continue to use the area -- body drag marks, etc. Very nice to find another hiker who said that he, and others, also pick up litter out there and even take away my full bags. This may be where my stuff goes if I bag it and stash it, then can't find it later! We really can't take large floats out without a lot of hillside erosion, so we toss them back in the drink, and they will eventually wash up in a place that is safer and easier for someone to get them off the coastline. It's just too difficult and erosive to continue to haul them up ourselves.This will be my last report until next spring, as there are no more low tides in 2010 to permit me to get around the headlands into the coves.

Conditions

Temperature: 45 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: -1.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Walking or running: 1. Other Activities: Observing nature. Met one person coming the other way. He says that he also picks up litter and sometimes takes whole bags of it away if he finds them. This may be where most or all of my litter has been going!

Notable Wildlife

One gigantic male sea lion!

Beached Birds

n/a

Stranded Marine Mammals

n/a

Driftline Content

Not a lot of litter. That is common at this time of year.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls.

Actions & Comments

Appears to be natural erosion and also resultant from the long-ago quarry action. Seems to be slowing down a little -- perhaps it has eroded back to the hard stuff.

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September 7, 2022

One dead cormorant was observed.

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