Winter is here
Winter is here and the seas have been stormy. The Bering sea experienced one of the worst storms in decades and it delayed Healy from transiting through the Bering on their way to the first ever winter mission in the Arctic. Makes one appreciate the weather man,
considering back in the day Healy would have been caught in the eye of the storm with no warning.
Recently myself, the Port Angeles Chapter of the Surf Rider Foundation and the US Coast Guard Port Angeles Air Station worked together to remove at least a ton of flotsam from a beach South of Cape Flattery. The beach is inaccessible to vehicles and required access via a steep hike. The Surf Rider had collected the flotsam and had it ready for the USCG helicopter.
On Nov 17 at least ten sling loads of trash was flown to Hobuck and trucked to Port Angeles. It was a great success and hopefully more can be done in the future. This could be training for when the mother load comes in from Japan….. The Cape Flattery beach trash will be sorted in Port Angeles by Curtis Ebbesmeyer in mid December to analyze it for interesting origins.
Latest drift arrow track is in and shows the arrows getting closer to the coast. Hopefully the beachcombers in search of Tsunami debris will report one!