35 08.8 S
136 26.8 E
Note: approx. only. Do not use as an
anchoring point on your GPS.
S through E to NE
West Bay anchorage is in about 10 metres on the western side
of Wedge Island and frequented by cray boats.
When approaching from the north be aware of West Rock. There
is a deep passage about ¼ mile wide between the NW corner of the island
and West Rock. Although it may at times look intimidating, it is safe water
Keep a weather eye out for any change of wind and be ready to leave the moment
it comes in from the west as the anchorage could become very dangerous.
- May 2005
||Alan and Fay Duncan, Amarina
||Our first experience of this anchorage was several years
ago when we were anchored in the lee of North Island in Amourette
with Morning Hustler. At about 2300 hrs the wind had moved to the
east and we followed Jamie through the passage between West Rock and
the island in the dark. It was quite terrifying to hear the surf on
the beach to port and also on West Rock to starboard. However in the
morning when we could see where we anchored we were in about 10 metres
of calm water in the SE corner close in to the cliffs.
||Peter Osborne, Ranger
||(from annotations in his cruising records) Feel your
way in on the echo along close to the southern shore. There is a reasonably
shallow area close in where there is about 6 fathoms. A little way
north of this it can be 10 fathoms or more.