Mile 30 Report

September 14, 2017
by tree13tops

Location:
Curry
Bailey Beach south, Otter Point SP south
Conditions:
Thursday 10:00 AM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Humans / Pets:
People:
16
Activities:
Walking / Running:
8
Sitting:
8
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Kelp or Algae·Styrofoam
New Development:
Steps down bluff
Modifications:
Dune Modification
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

This is my first Coastwatch report. I have been walking this section of the beach for 25+ years, but this is the first time I have done it with a journal in hand and recorded anything. So I will have much more information by the next reporting period.

There are two changes that I remember. One is that in the last two winters, the storms have carved out the dunes. What used to be rolling sand dunes is now a cliff going down  to the beach. The other one is the change in rocks found at the north end of this section of beach. There used to be many rocks with holes in them. It looked like they had been carved out by sea creatures. But I do not actually know the scientific reason for this. We used to call this section Hole in the Rocks Beach before we knew it was called Bailey Beach. There are a few now, but not as many.

There was one strange sight I have not seen before. There was some smoke in the air from the forest fires. The sun looked orange from shining through the smoke. This orangey sun shining on the waves turned the white caps gold/orange. It actually looked like the waves were on fire. Very pretty!

Other Mile 30 Reports (7)

2019

September 16, 2019 - tree13tops
It started out to be a sunny day, but while I was walking it started to rain hard.
May 5, 2019 - tree13tops
January 5, 2019 - tree13tops

2018

September 30, 2018 - tree13tops
9 people enjoying the sunny day.  Noted two dead gulls and one badly decomposed sea lion
June 30, 2018 - tree13tops
8 people were enjoying the beach.  Noted 2 dead gulls and Valella valella in the drift line along with kelp.
March 25, 2018 - tree13tops
There has been a lot of erosion to the dunes in the last two years. However, it is much the same now as in the last report
January 5, 2018 - tree13tops