Cool. OK, so you can see the Marina. Hmmm, interestingly, this image must be some what Old. The Marina has expanded dramaticaly now. But anyway, the channel is a straight line from the entrance to the point (Cullens point), which is the first headland you round. Just as you approach the point, the channel is a little wider and allowed me room to turn the boat around. I cannot make out the actual channel and suspect the differences in water colour is not depth
, but is possibly fresh and Salt water
. A splot of white appears just of the Marina on the right of the photo
. This is a small man made island of tailings fromt he dredgeign of the channel. The Channel is supposedly dredged to 1.8m. Rounding the first point, you hug the shore line, (and I mean hug the shore line) all around the headland. It is called "pull in be damned". Then on the top most part of the point, you take a line to the tip of headland shown across to the right. You follow that route
till you line up two markers in a mud bank which is actuall a darker patch shown on the photo
down to the right. A marker sits in the channel in about the centre area of the two headlands down near that dark splodge. Once you get the two markers lined up, you swing to starboard and head
to the Marker in the channel in the middle nar the splodge. You round the marker turning to port and head
to that far headland. Once at the headland it's a starboard turn to another marker adn so on all the way out. This continues for a total distance of some 7Nm. The I have about 30Nm of deep (150ft) sound till I get to the open sea.