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Very little human activity on this day. Huge amounts of driftwood. Creek runoff moved by storms.A very quiet day. It felt like nobody else was here. Eventually I saw in the distance what appeared to be a parent and a child. A very peaceful mood. At the end of the walk I came upon 2 golfers hitting balls on the beach -- a rude reminder that not everyone thinks the beach is a place of beauty and solitude.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 2. Other Activities: 2 golfing (Really). Very little human activity on this day. Huge amounts of driftwood. Creek runoff moved by storms.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 30. Crows or Ravens: 2, Gulls: 30

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal. Dunes were recently torn up in winter storms

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A very quiet day. It felt like nobody else was here. Eventually I saw in the distance what appeared to be a parent and a child. A very peaceful mood. At the end of the walk I came upon 2 golfers hitting balls on the beach -- a rude reminder that not everyone thinks the beach is a place of beauty and solitude.

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

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