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Mussel Creek now opens directly west -- wading to cross required. Seasonal sand removal makes this a "bouldering" mile -- difficult to walk it. Very little evidence of marine or human debris except for broken bottles on rocky beach below Frankport site entrance.Contrary to "What happens on the Mile stays on the Mile," if you bring bottles in, pack them out!Another lovely day at the beach . . .

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 6.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Playing in surf: 4. Surfing: 2. Appropriately enjoying a wind-free, partially sunny, warm Thanksgiving weekend day.Broken auto glass in parking area at south end of mile (Frankport site); broken bottle glass in rocky areas of beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

3 BLOY, GBH, killdeer pair

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces. small feather wisps

Man-made Modifications

staircase from Pigeon Pt. access seasonally removed with wrapped cement bags left in place on sand

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune, Evidence of wave overtopping, Visible retreat of solid bluff. nothing dramatically different from last quarter

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Saga of the steps reported previously.

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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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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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