Mile 26 Report

June 1, 2021
by hobbins

Location:
Curry
Cape Sebastian SP, Buena Vista Wayside, S of Hunter Cr
Conditions:
Tuesday 12:30 PM
68° F
Wind:
Strong from the N
Tide Level:
0.2 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
10
Dogs:
1
Activities:
Walking / Running:
6
Playing in surf:
4
Playing in the creek
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks
There were lots of what looked like termites or flying ants or black wasps all over the sand.
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Warm windy day. The insects were out on the sand. One beautiful bug was blown over on its back. Its belly was bright irridescent red. When I went to flip it over the back was a bright irridescent green. Amazing colors on this bug. There were a couple ravens looking for a meal and a couple gulls. The sand was being blown hard so for the most part people were on the other side of the rock at the parking lot playing in the stream. The black flying insect that was 3 cm long looked like a termite of flying black ant or wasp. There were thousands of them there. I would have taken pictures of them but the battery went dead on the phone.

  • parking lot
    Parking lot
    At 26 mile beach
    June 1, 2021
  • Purple flowers
    Purple flowers
    At the path to the beach
    June 1, 2021
  • Yellow sand verbena
    Yellow sand verbena
    June 1, 2021
Other Mile 26 Reports (17)

2022

May 22, 2022 - hobbins
This was the cleanest the beach has ever been since we have walked it. 
  • Beach trash
  • lots of rope
April 7, 2022 - hobbins
A beautiful day with clear skies and beautiful surf. The beach looked good except for the plastic debris.
  • Battle ship
  • crab pot working its way to shore
  • tire on the beach
  • Another tire on the beach
  • Large piles of Kelp
March 11, 2022 - hobbins
Mile 26 was the cleanest it has ever been. Four people were walking the whole beach of 3 miles long with small back packs . Two of them walk it with their dog and hike the far end up and out to Hwy...
  • Holy Log
  • Drift wood
February 10, 2022 - hobbins
It was a warm and beautiful day! The beach was clean and everyone was enjoying it. Waves were large and beautiful. There was not much to clean up, which was heartening.
  • Dead Bird
January 19, 2022 - hobbins
There was still a lot of styrofoam on the beach!! A tire was found on the beach as well a a crab pot that had a log through it. There were not as many bottles as the last time I was there. One very...
  • Crab poy
  • Pyrosomes
  • Dog and log
  • Ship light bulb
January 8, 2022 - hobbins
There was a lot of trash on the beach. I was only able to walk 3/4 of a mile of it due to the trash beg I was carrying was full. I needed two more at least to finish cleaning the beach. Lots of...
  • Styrofoam all over the beach

2021

November 25, 2021 - hobbins
  • Dead bird
  • Bike at beach for month
October 18, 2021 - hobbins
There had been some shot gun activity at this beach. lots of wads on the beach. Found two dead emaciated birds. never seen that before. 
  • dead bird found
  • dead bird number 2
  • beach time
September 22, 2021 - hobbins
More debis on the shore this walk. Found rope used for crab pots.
  • Quiet Day
  • High water
  • Beach debris
August 29, 2021 - hobbins
Due to the wind there was not much activity on the beach. there was a bit more trash to pick up caught in the grasses.There were no sand dollars on the beach.
  • sand movement
July 29, 2021 - hobbins
Lots of people using the beach mosly near Hunters Creek. Four large RVs in the parking lot. People frpm Medford and Southern California were enjoying the beach!!
  • Full Parking lot
  • Sand dunes forming
  • Sand dunes forming
  • Beach change
May 2, 2021 - hobbins
Very cool day with the strong wind. This kept human activity to a minimum. There was a large flock of sea birds flowing something in the water out about 300 yards. We never saw what it was.
April 14, 2021 - hobbins
Beach looked clean and the waves were not reaching the bluff anymore. 
March 30, 2021 - hobbins
There was some erosion of the sand wall since we were there last but only about a foot. There was very little litter on the beach this time. Nice to see. Most of the activity was near the river mouth.
  • edge of sand bluff
January 25, 2021 - hobbins
We did not make the full 3 miles due to trash pick up. Our bag was full. Styrofoam was a great portion of it. Crab buoys, shot gun wads, styrofoam cup pieces . We also found a crab cage connected to...
January 7, 2021 - hobbins
Beach was clean for the most part. Only two people on the beach.

2009

February 26, 2009 - [email protected]
Fair amounts of garbage, mostly recycleables. 4 Tires and half of a 50 gallon metal drum. I relieved the beach of a two gallon bucket full of plastic and glass and 1 tire. Not a lot of people on...