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robertsnole
Link to this postPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:04 am    Post subject:  Anchorages

BVI Gurus,

First, as a frequent user of Walker’s materials, I would like to thank Walker for all the great information and insight you give on the Islands.

This year we are chartering a Lagoon 38 instead of a monohull and want to try some new overnight anchorages. Here are a couple of questions:

On previous visits to Anegada, we have noticed cats anchored off Pomato Point Restaurant. Walker’s approach chart shows how to get in there. Have any of you ever anchored there? Is it a good anchorage? Any insight is appreciated.

We also noticed a secluded place with a couple of boats hiking around the south side of Norman Island labeled Money Bay on the charts. Has anybody stayed there overnight? Is it easy to navigate into?

Thanks,
Jim
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:47 am    

I hate telling people about the really good places, prefer to keep them secret, you know...

We anchored off Pomato Point last August. It is one of my favorite anchorages -- especially if you want something uncrowded. The beach there is among the best in the BVI.

The anchorage there is surprisingly deep -- but we did watch a monohull go hard aground on the small coral head at N18 43.42 W64 24.20, which rises suddenly from the bottom with deep water all around.

The eastern end of Money Bay on Norman Island is a decent anchorage, providing there are no seas running from the south, or no large seas from the east. It is a straightforward approach, anchor in the little cove at the very eastern end.
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:06 pm    

walker,
thank you for the info you have on this site.
it would be nice to just anchor off a beach, swim in and enjoy.
would you please look at this photo and give some advise?
is the ending point about the place you anchored?
[img]http://members.dslextreme.com/users/kwascabs/pomato%20point.jpg
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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:13 pm    

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robertsnole
Link to this postPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:37 pm    

bkw,
There is a large reef in between. We got through once being careful in the RIB, but in a yacht, yes you need to go back out the channel and around.

Jim
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