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Beautiful sunny day on the beach with a few pockets of snow from the storm two days ago remaining. Not too many people apart from those out for a dog walk, and a few brave souls boogie boarding in Arch cape. Errosion of the cliffs on the north end of cove beach continues. Almost all the sand on the north end has also washed out, making it impossible to walk between Arch Cape and Cove Beach. 

Conditions

Temperature: 37 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 8. Playing in surf: 3. Most people were out for dog walks, about half and half between those on cove beach and arch cape.

Notable Wildlife

I found one of the biggest mussels I have ever seen in the tide pools just north of the arch. Not much activity on the beach apart from a few small flocks of shore birds.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). There is a tangle of what looks like black telephone wire at the north end of cove beach underneath the cliff. Few buoys, rope from fishing. Two pieces of trash from China (water bottle + tin can). The is also a very rusty propane tank washed up on the rocks on the far north end of cove beach.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls, Newly exposed roots/trees falling.

Actions & Comments

The errosion of the cliff's continues.  There is a small collection of trees that have been slipping down the hillside into the rocks for some time. They are continuing to slide further towards the ocean and somehow most of them remain upright. I could see / hear small rocks and dirt sluffing off the cliffs on the north end of cove beach. All of the sand on the north end of cove beach seems to have washed out. It is not currently possible to walk between cove beach / arch cape. 

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December 11, 2023

Other than the wheel and tire, the beach was very clean.

Rick Hess

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September 15, 2023

8 people and 2 dogs were walking on the beach.

Bald Eagle

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June 8, 2023

Three people were walking on the beach.

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March 16, 2023

I was the only person on the beach.

Bald Eagle

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February 25, 2023

Beautiful sunny day on the beach with a few pockets of snow from the storm two days ago remaining.

patecobb

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 307

December 15, 2022

There were two people and one dog walking on the beach.

Bald Eagle

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September 1, 2022

12 sea stars were on the large rock 100 feet south of Arch Cape.

Bald Eagle

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August 21, 2022

Very nice day out there and a few people were all enjoing the surf.

patecobb