Laura Cove Anchorage
Laura Bay is a pretty and popular anchorage. Anchorage is in two sections: one, with a challenging entry, is in the long neck that extends westward behind the outer anchorage; the other is the outer anchorage in the cove between Trivett Island and Broughton Island. The cove behind Trivett Island is lovely, A little islet is in the cove, but the chart incorrectly shows good water all around. A rock is in the narrow passage to the east of the islet. Entering the cove, leave the islet to starboard.
Caution: A major drying reef lies a shorty distance inside the entry to the neck that extends westward from the outer anchorage. This reef is shown on small scale Chart 3515, but without enough detail to indicate how to get around it. Our observations indicate that the reef extends from the south shore until somewhat past the middle of the channel. Approaching the reef, favor the north side at dead slow with an alert bow watch.
We suggest a familiarization run by dinghy before taking the bigger boat in. Low tide would be best, when the rocks are visible.
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