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Debris from the Yachats River on Tillicum Beach

I was surprised, yesterday, when I didn’t see any debris on the beach.  But this morning was another story.

North Stairway
North Stairway

Rivers rising to major flood stage means they pick up a LOT of branches and logs and carry them out to sea.  The current is carrying them north.  So it only took a day for the debris from the Yachats River to get to Tillicum Beach.  At least, I assume, that’s where this is from.

Rock Climbing to the beach
Rock Climbing to the beach

This is the north stairway at Tillicum Campground.  Unbelievable!

2 1/2 feet of this stump is showing
2 1/2 feet of this stump is showing

Maybe this is part of a “ghost forest“?

Windy today – lots of foam – high tide was 9.0 this morning and low was -1.0 this evening.

Where’d all the sand go?

What a difference a “little” rain makes!  hahaha

We’re tired tonight.  Busy checking out all the campgrounds for the wind damage.  Nothing too bad, just a lot of cleanup, and the hosts are doing a super job in Blackberry and Sutton.  Sutton has been without power for 3 days now!

Anyway, I’ll just post some of the pix I got before dark.  First let me apologize for the lack of focus. They’re really not worth looking at unless you’ve been here.  It’s the wind’s fault.  It was hard to stand still!

North Stairs
North Stairs

If you’ve been here, though, hopefully you can tell enough to see the difference from this summer, or even 2 days ago!

Another angle of the north stairs
Another angle of the north stairs

Not exactly geezer-friendly anymore!

Cliff Carvings
Cliff Carvings

I remember my 2 year old grandson walking, straight off the sand, to that round carving in November.

Stump
Stump

The top 6 inches of this stump has been playing hide-n-seek for a year!

stumps on Tillicum Beach
stumps on Tillicum Beach

Now there are 4!

beach formations
beach formations

 There must be 5 feet of sand missing!  I think we’ve reached the floor.  But there still aren’t agate beds exposed.  Speaking of agates, there’s an Agate Festival in Yachats this weekend!

South Stairs
South Stairs

The wind is blowing from the south.  So, I walked from the south to the north stairs to keep the wind at my back.