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CapeWalker and buddy got up early to make the most of minus tide, On the beach just pass low am tide. Not alone, 2 trucks on the south side of Cape Blanco, it is permitted and no auto on north side, basically no access except by foot. Saw fisher person with child, two beachcombers with one dog, a student gathering data from rocky shores of Cape Blanco and a group of people on the south side. This was a walk around Cape Blanco at minus tides, usually only durning summer. I have walk this before, but this was better because of minus tides. Saw pelagic cormorants nesting, peregrine falcon high on the bluff, black oystercatcher on the near shore, blue heron, gulls, and lots of rocky shore life. The day was over cast and some lite rain but generally warm. I think this the first report for this mile of shoreline. Going to make this an annual trip for CapeWalker


Temperature: 55 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 2.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 1. Playing in sand: 3. Fishing: 3. Early morning, minus tide, walker, fishing, beachcomber, poss student studying rock shores. Everyone sharing.


Cars/trucks parking: 4. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 2.

Notable Wildlife

Shorebirds, pergine falcon, blue herons, sea gulls. Harbor seals on the rock, seal lion in the surf. Lots of sea stars, and rocky shore life. Sea weed on the rocks.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. common murrlet

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Major cracks appearing in bluffs, Landslides/major boulder falls.

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Cape Blanco, Lighthouse

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This summer like last, I volunteer with Cape Blanco Lighthouse.

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Cape Blanco, Lighthouse

May 26, 2013

CapeWalker and buddy got up early to make the most of minus tide, On the beach just pass low am tide.

Bob Ivey