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Punta Ballena (Atacama N Chile)

Punta Ballena (Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Punta Ballena is about 4,5 NM S of Punta Ballenita.
Numerous small rocky islets lie close off the point.

28/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
Punta Ballena se trouve à environ 4,5 MN au S de Punta Ballenita.
De nombreux petits îlots rocheux débordent la pointe.

28/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
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Localisation

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Sites around Punta Ballena (Atacama N Chile)
Flying distances - Direct line

Punta Ballenita (Atacama N Chile)

2.5nm
Punta Ballenita is 46 m high.Tope Blanco islet, which has a white summit, lies about 1 NM W of the point.The passage between the island and the point is not recommended for navigation.
28 Dec 12

Isla Pan de Azucar (Atacama N Chile)

20nm
171°
Isla Pan de Azucar ("Sugar Loaf") is about 0,5 NM offshore with its E extremity.
The island appears light brown and whitish in color.
There are two peaks on the island, with the highest near the center. Above-water rocks extend nearly 0.5 NM NW from the island. The outermost ...
28 Dec 12

Punta Tortola (Atacama N Chile)

17nm
15°
Punta Tortola, at about 3 NM SSW of punta San Pedro, has the appearance of an island, but it is joined to the shore by a low shingle spit. 
The summit of Punta Tortolas is steep and has several sharp peaks on it. 
28 Dec 12

Ensenada Las Tortoras (Atacama N Chile)

18nm
16°
Close N of Punta Tortolas, is a narrow cove where vessels load copper ore. The anchorage in the cove offers a depth of 11m.
28 Dec 12

Punta San Pedro (Atacama N Chile)

19nm
17°
Punta San Pedro is the S point of Isla Blanca bay. It is steep and has a conspicuous high, round hummock a short distance inland.
Reefs extend about 0.5 NM from the N side of the point. The W side of the point has rocks which extend about 0.3 NM offshore.
28 Dec 12

Cabo Falso Pan de Azucar (Atacama N Chile)

23nm
170°
The cape is hilly and moderatly high.An islet lies close off its NW estremity.
28 Dec 12

Punta Achurra (Atacama N Chile)

28nm
173°
Punta Achurra, about 6 NM S of Cabo Falso Punta de Azucar, is low and rounded. The W and S sides of Punta Achurra are fringed with above and below-water rocks, and yachts should remain at least 0.5 NM off the point. A light is shown from Punta Achurra.
28 Dec 12

Punta Las Animas (Atacama N Chile)

34nm
176°
Punta Las Animas closes S Chanaral bay. It is low and rocky.
A reef extends about 0,5 NM NW from the point.
29 Dec 12

Puerto Barquito de Chanaral (Atacama N Chile)

32nm
170°
Chanaral is a small coastal city founded in 1833, near a copper mine. It occupies the SE end of the Chanaral bay. It has a small harbour that is important for the shipment of copper and ores. The port is located in the area of ​​Punta Blanca with a length of 38 m by 20 m wide ...
29 Dec 12

Punta Taltal (Antofagasta N Chile)

28nm
25°
Punta Taltal, S point of the Nuestra Senora bay, is low.
Taltal point is NE of the point.Islote Afuera, with a rock close N of it, lies on a reef which extends about 0.2 NM N from the point.
28 Dec 12

Punta Flamenquito (Atacama N Chile)

45nm
177°
Punta Flamenquito is low, rocky and surrounded by several islets which lie 0,5 NM offshore.
30 Dec 12

Punta Obispo (Atacama N Chile)

53nm
180°
Punta Obispo, S punta Flamenquito, is overwhelmed by a rock, on its N side, immersed with less than 10 m. Islote Blanco at about 1 NM SW of Punta Obispo, is a good landmark.
30 Dec 12
Local Area

From Arica to Punta Lengua de Vaca (N Chile)

Along this coast there are many large and small bays, many points. Many islets and rocks border the coast.
Almost the entire length of the coast is invaded by a desert. The Andes Cordillera advances to the seaand gives a very high and steep coast. There are many natural harbors ...
12 Dec 12

Chile

Chile, on the Pacific coast of  S America, is defined by Peru at N, Bolivia at NE and Argentina at E. It extends over 4,300 km long, from Peru to Cape Horn, and 175 km wide on average (350 km to the level of Antofagasta and to the Tropic ...
11 Dec 12

SE Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean, largest and deepest of the world's five oceans, covering more than a third of the earth's surface and containing more than half of its free water. The part south of the equator is called the South
Pacific. The name Pacific, which means peaceful, was given to it by ...
13 Jan 09

Isla Pan de Azucar (Atacama N Chile)

Isla Pan de Azucar ("Sugar Loaf") is about 0,5 NM offshore with its E extremity.
The island appears light brown and whitish in color.
There are two peaks on the island, with the highest near the center. Above-water rocks extend nearly 0.5 NM NW from the island. The outermost ...
28 Dec 12

Bahia Isla Blanca (Antofagasta N Chile)

Bahia Isla Blanca recedes about 3 NM SE between Punta Taltal and Punta San Pedro, about 9 NM SW. The shores of the bay are rocky and there are no anchorages. A number of white islets lie off a steep, prominent point on the SE side of the bay. Reefs extend about 0.5 NM from the ...
28 Dec 12

Bahia Chanaral Las Animas (Atacama N Chile)

The wide Chanaral de Las Animas bay lies from N to Punta Achurra and S to Punta Las Animas.
A long white sandy beach borders the bay shore that is exposed and open at the surf.
On the S side of the bay, hills rise abruptly from the sea forming an excellent shelter from S winds.
Chanaral ...
29 Dec 12
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