Waldegrave Islands

In good summer conditions it is possible to pause for a rest at the Waldegrave Islands near Elliston. Shelter from the usual southeasterlies may be found in a small cove near the eastern end of the larger island. A large rocky outcrop, much whitened by bird droppings, marks the eastern end of the cove. Anchor according to draught off the nearby sandy beach.

Unless you have considerable local knowledge the passage between East Waldegrave Island and Cape Finniss should not be attempted. Approach the anchorage from the north or west.

The Waldegrave Islands are much frequented by shearwaters, which gather over the anchorage in thousands in the evening. They add some interest to this useful alternative to the hazards of Elliston.

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