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Caleta del Medio (Atacama N Chile)

Caleta del Medio (Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

At the head of the cove there are sandy slopes with outcrops of rocks.

We can anchor about 0,5 NM ENE of Punta Bell, in 18 to 21 m.

The cove is protected from SW winds bu it is exposed to N winds and it is not advisable to anchor here during such times.

There is a small iron pier on the N side of Punta Slade, on the W side of Caleta del Medio.

11/01/2013
Update
Joëlle
Au fond de Caleta del Medio il y a des bancs de sable avec quelques roches affleurantes.

On peut mouiller à environ 0,5 MN à l'ENE de Punta Bell, par 18 à 21 m.

L'anse est protégée des vents du SW mais elle est exposée aux vents du N et il n'est pas recommandé d'ancrer son bateau pendant ces périodes.

Il y a une petite jetée au N de Punta Slade, sur le côté W de l'anse. 

11/01/2013
Update
Joëlle
Caleta del Medio (Atacama N Chile)
11/01/2013
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