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Mile 328 Report
April 26, 2020
Beautiful calm sunny day on the beach.
Beautiful calm sunny day on the beach. We spent most of the time down at the wrack line at low tide and saw very little non-natural debris and no dead birds or sea life other than shells and some crabs. This is the third or fourth weekend with gates closed and cars disallowed due to COVID-19, and what's most notable is not what is there, but what isn't. I.e. diesel fumes, cars speeding and doing cookies, trash piles, beer cans, yard debris, old furniture, fireworks, tire tracks over the clam beds. Clearly people are able to enjoy the beach without driving on it, as there were plenty of people but spread out and not crowded (it's a biiiig beach especially at low tide). This is my first mile report in a long time since we simply stopped coming to this beach as it's not enjoyable having to dodge cars and see the extra abuse it has to endure as a result of vehicle access. Now we've walked it more than half a dozen times in the last three weeks, and it's heavenly. If only it could last.
Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 1.0 feet.
Number of people: 40. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 30. Playing in sand: 5. Sitting: 5. Other Activities: Some clamming. People on the beach just doing human things with their own two legs.
Normal populations of seagulls and caspian terns.
Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces.
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