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A mile of discovery and intrigue -- this time, domestic goats!Despite dog-days of summer being enjoyed by humans engaged in pleasurable activities, no dogs! Minimal debris, both marine and land-based.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 11. Walking or running: 2. Playing in surf: 3. Fishing: 1. Other Activities: 5 picnicking. Enjoying the dog-days of summer on a beautiful beach. All activities at north end of mile. We typically see no one en route on our journey south.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 6. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Adult BLOY pair giving "warning" chips. We saw no evidence of juvenile BLOY, newly fledged or otherwise.4 domestic goats - females (2 with collar and tag)

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 WEGU - immature1 COMU - adult

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks. very little driftline content

Natural Changes

Evidence of wave overtopping. Vegetation areas now covered in sand; sparse Verbena which has been plentiful on other visits.

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January 12, 2017

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September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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April 2, 2016

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December 19, 2015

The mile could not be accessed from Arizona Beach -- Mussel Creek was impassable; the southern access from Frankport site was flooded, we parked in the area south of that.

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August 26, 2015

Tracks of apparently illegal vehicle spotted.

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June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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March 19, 2015

Mussel Creek channel is meandering, narrower and deepening.

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November 16, 2014

Mussel Creek continues to flow south to north, and then west to join the ocean.

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