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Again, a great way to start a New Year, new decade. Most notable, the cliff erosion below established dwellings. On a positive note, marine and land debris minimal - less than a full SOLV bag. The concept of "pay it forward" is beneficial to us all, and especially the environment. Another fab day on our beautiful Oregon coast!

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: E. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 8. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 5.

Concerns

Apparent violations: vehicle (Chinook pop-top camper) camped at entry gate to Frankport site (license plate # noted).

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

4 adult BLOY - observed standing and in flight between Miles 39 and 40. Food supply apparently abundant.

Driftline Content

Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Small rocks, Styrofoam.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Visible retreat of solid bluff. Continuing erosion and drainage pipe exposure from development in Pigeon Pt. area.

Actions & Comments

Pigeon Pt. wooden steps washed or pulled away; full concrete bags used as steps and to secure some steps remain. At the suggestion of CW, we have attempted to make contact with a State of Oregon regulatory official so we may be informed as to the lawfulness/propriety of this stairway. We have not rec'd a response.

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Mile 40

January 12, 2017

This is not a full report -- a placeholder for our 4th qrtr 2016 observations.

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September 9, 2016

Beautiful day on beautiful beach.

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April 2, 2016

Mussel Ck.

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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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Mile 40

June 22, 2015

Seasonal sands have arrived, making this mile very accessible.

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Mile 40

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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