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28 is an unusually high number of people to encounter on the beach midweek in April and was likely due to spring break. A tall driftwood structure and a young couple playing with an enormous soccer ball in the drizzle may also have been related to spring break. Most people were walking along the water and while 1 runner, 1 cyclist and 1 boogie boarder were also noted. Only 2 dogs were seen. The lack of dead birds could be the result of recent high winds which may have covered any carcasses with blowing sand.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 28. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 21. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 3. Other Activities: 1 cyclist.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

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November 22, 2023

A mild and pleasant day on Manzanita’s expansive beach. Photo 1: Runners are backlit by hazy sunshine that accents the shimmering highlights of the wet sand and low waves. Photo 2: This lion’s mane jelly measured 7” across and washed up on the beach without its tentacles but otherwise intact. Photo 3: A tiny uncarved pumpkin at water’s edge brings recent Halloween decorations to mind.

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August 4, 2023

Summer in Manzanita was in full swing.

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April 24, 2023

I had the beach practically to myself on this mild day in April with the exception of a family building an elaborate teepee from driftwood.

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January 26, 2023

Only 6 people and 1 dog noted.

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September 26, 2022

33 people and 10 dogs were enjoying the beach on this early fall day in Manzanita.

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August 14, 2022

After many months without any dead birds on Manzanita's beach, 13 dead birds were found.

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April 25, 2022

The weather was divine on this spring day with 60 degrees, calm winds and abundant sunshine.

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January 24, 2022

33 people and 4 dogs noted on a calm day in mid-January.

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