Report Details

Light activity at both Battle Rock and Dock Beach. On the dock people were busy with boats, hoisting boats, or working in the restaurant. Crab pots are stacked, awaiting the signal to start the season. Beautiful day.

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Number of dogs: 3. Walking or running: 4. Surfing: 1. Other Activities: working on dock or in restaurant. At Battle Rock beach a woman walked to the edge of the surf, carrying a young child. A boy, maybe 9, climbed Battle Rock twice. There is local concern about people climbing this. It is safe enough (his mother kept admonishing him to go more slowly coming down) but has a wellworn trail from the beach, where it rests, to the top. The three left and another person came down and entered the water with a surfboard.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 43.

Notable Wildlife

gulls

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 12. 8 Western Grebes, 3 Common MurresVarious stages of decomposition. A storm just before Thanksgiving could account for some of them. 1 gull, probably Western

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks, Wood pieces.

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November 24, 2023

Never seen so many dead birds on this small beach.

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August 18, 2023

Signs of fairly recent bonfires, about 4-6 different piles.

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May 13, 2023

All was quiet on the beaches.

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March 11, 2023

During a brief respite from rain, I found the Port busy withdrawing a boat from the harbor.

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Mile 49

November 18, 2022

A quiet, sunny day on the beach.

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August 20, 2022

It was a gorgeous day to be on the beach.

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May 4, 2022

The beach was very clean, no real wrack line.

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December 31, 2021

The beach was very clean.

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