Mile 125 Report

September 26, 2010
by rubygoes

Location:
Coos
North Beach on North Spit Coos Bay
Conditions:
Sunday 12:00 PM
Cloudy
73° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Tide Level:
2.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
0
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Concerns:
Litter
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
2
Activity Comments:
One vehicle, one SUV, considerate of my horse and myself.Dogs contained within vehicles
Notable Wildlife:
seagulls only today
Dead Birds:
Total:
3
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
gulls, decomposed
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
a small number of clam and mussel shells; many crab carapaces, most extremely small
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Miles 124 and 125, those just north of the north jetty on Coos Bay, must certainly retain their title of the filthiest miles in Oregon. Litter pick up here is like trying to drain the ocean with a thimble....discouraging. Natural debris (shells,crab carapaces, kelp/algae,wood pieces)in the wrack is braided with human debris of all descriptions. The Snowy Plover netting has come down and the beach is once again open to vehicle traffic. One SUV and one vehicle were considerate of me on horseback.The chick count was lower than hoped or this year. National Public Lands Day, the day before, found about 50 volunteers gathered at the BLM boat ramp on Coos Bay. One group headed out to open up trails with tools of all description. Another headed out along the beach with SOLV bags and willing hearts to pick up litter. It was a goodhaul this year, and the trails look great. Thanks to BLM personnel for treating us to fresh donuts and all manner of edible treats, as well as the sturdy T-shirts. A good time was had by all.
Other Mile 125 Reports (9)

2013

January 17, 2013 - rubygoes
A perfect day at the beach. Miles 125 and 126 were wide and appeared swept clean at low tide. Walking along the bluff, however, there was a great deal of plastic debris, mostly bottles and jugs....

2012

September 9, 2012 - rubygoes
Miles 124 and 125 were much cleaner than usual. There was an absence of any rope or nets. Orange Styrofoam chunks were plentiful, as were aqua blue Styrofoam pieces, most approx. 1x1' size. Not...

2011

December 17, 2011 - rubygoes
This was an eventful Coast Watch excursion. The1945 wreck of the George Olsen was still visible,due to little storm activity at the time of myvisit on 12/17. Other than two very large treetrunks...
September 19, 2011 - rubygoes
9/19 was spectacularly beautiful, perfect for a Coast Watch report. No other people on the beach. I am puzzled by thousands of tiny jellyfish that ride up onto the beach with every wave. They...
June 20, 2011 - rubygoes
June 20 was an absolutely beautiful day with a very low tide that made riding there on the hard sand a joy. And I had the beach to myself...not another soul to be seen. ATV tracks in the Snowy...

2010

May 6, 2010 - rubygoes
May 6th was as perfect a day as Nature can provide for enjoying our beautiful Oregon Coastline: cobalt blue sea, waves to 3", picture perfect waves crashing into blazingly brilliant white surf, all...
March 7, 2010 - rubygoes
The wreck of the George Olson, that 2008 smash sensation, lay covered up last year, but now it's back. Not too impressive, but there. Its one visible side stands 4' at the bow, 2' at the stern....

2009

December 19, 2009 - rubygoes
12/19 was supposed to be stormy, but instead gave us a warm 56 high temp. and a partially sunnyday. Although the tide was outgoing, the surf wasso high that I did not risk exploring all of 126.My...

2008

March 12, 2008 - flotsam
This mile appears to be unadopted. I submit this report to provide some photos of the wreck of the purported George L. Olson.
  • View of the bow of the George L. Olson wreck
  • Starboard side of the hull