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Caleta Matamoros (Atacama N Chile)

Caleta Matamoros (Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Caleta Matamoros, about 2,5 NM S punta Totoral, is well sheltered from S winds, but is open to N winds.

We can anchor S cove, in 13 to 18 m.
It is not recommanded to anchor near the shore in 13 m because the bottom is rocky.
N winds send a heavy swell throughout the cove.

14/01/2013
Update
Joëlle
Caleta Matamoros, à environ 2,5 MN au S de Punta Totoral, est bien protégée des vents du S, mais est ouverte aux vents du N.

On peut mouiller au S de l'anse, par 13 à 18 m. 
Il ne faut pas ancrer trop près au rivage par 13 m car le fond est rocheux.
Les vents du N génèrent une forte houle dans l'anse.

14/01/2013
Update
Joëlle
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