or REDBANKS ANCHORAGE
Note: approx. only. Do not use as an
anchoring point on your GPS.
SW THROUGH S TO SE
Redcliff or Redbanks is a picturesque anchorage situated on
the southern shore of Western Cove in Nepean Bay close to a prominant point
shown on the photo. It is more affected by swell than Rocky point particularly
if the wind is at all East of SE.
The suggested anchorage is just east of the point in about 3 to 4 metres of water.
When approaching or leaving the anchorage, be aware
of a rock about 3/4 of a mile NW of the point which is shown on later 780 charts
but not the earlier ones. This is in addition to Frenchman's Rock which although
shown on the charts is relatively deep. There is another rock which is shown
on the old 1869 chart of Nepean Bay situated about a half mile off shore and
one and a half miles west of the point. One of our Squadron boats, fortunately
steel, found this rock a few years ago, with no real damage.
In view of these rocks, the suggested approoach is from the north east.