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This was one of those "jewel" winter days at the coast in Oregon. People were basking in the sun. Sitting in beach chairs or on the sand or on logs. Walking along.....playing with dogs and children. Waves were good sized but the ocean was calm. The sand was smooth without much to beachcomb. There were a few feathers and crab pieces and razor clam shells. Bits of seaweed and small sticks. We picked up the usual: an empty water bottle, a few candy wrappers, old pieces of plastic and plastic rope, cigar tips. Not much at all. Winter storms have left some big logs along the mile. See photo of the cottonwood. Someone has been harvesting firewood from logs. They get permission from city and/or state park.


Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 3.3 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 31. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 22. Playing in surf: 1. Playing in sand: 4. Sitting: 14. Photography: 4. It was a beautiful, sunny, warm winter day. Some people were in shorts/t-shirts. One young man, recently moved to Oregon (Beaverton) from Wisconsin, dove into the surf in his boxers. He pronounced the water "cold"!


Apparent violations: none.

Notable Wildlife

nothing notable

Beached Birds

various feathers but nothing recognizable

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces. very small amounts of above

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. dunes which have been modified in past seem to be staying "modified"

Natural Changes


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