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Old 10-02-2009, 22:22   #1
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Lady Musgrave Island Anchorage Depths please

Hi Folks,

We are about to anchor in Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon but don't know the depths for the anchorage.

My chart is BLANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 54'S 152 24'E

And info if you have anchored there would be nice too


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Old 11-02-2009, 00:21   #2
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Plenty of room for a six foot draft back in the mid 80's fairly close to the island. Also plenty of depth in the pass back then. I would not expect it to change much given the type of bottom. Enter on rising tide with the sun reasonably high. Watch for bommies (sp?) once in the lagoon. I seem to remember my paper chart had a plan of the island along with some of the other anchorages around (Fitzroy, North West. etc IIRC).

Hope you are not using a chartplotter .

There must be some Banana Benders on CF with more up to date info .
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:39   #3
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LADY MUSGRAVE

7MTRS can be found in the mid of the lagoon 4mtrs 1/4mile NE of the Island.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:04   #4
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Thanks Wotname and thanks Bill.

It must be a pretty deep lagoon at 7 meters!

Its turtle nesting and hatching time... so I'm looking for recipes. LOL just joking
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Pretty much 6-8 metres all over the place. Gets a little shallower further south east. Most folk come in the entrance and turn starboard and drop the anchor somewhere about the 2/3rds of the way to the island. Anchored there a few times, last time was last year at Easter coming back from the Gladstone race. Lovely place - well marked entrance and bommie on the way in, all very easy, provided its daylight.

I just had a look at the chartlet in Lucas, and its pretty well spot on (my edition is 7th with 1998 supplement - really need to update it. The tide fair rips out the entrance - so dont anchorb too close to it, and if there is any weather in the offering then make sure you know how to get out in the dark, just in case.

Its a great place.

Just up the road to the north is a stunning little island (hsokins) that is worth a lunch time stop.

Pankcake Creek is the traditional mainland sop in after Lady Musgrave, its nice, can be rolly in a mono.
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make sure you know how to get out in the dark, just in case.

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Just up the road to the north is a stunning little island (hsokins) that is worth a lunch time stop.

Pankcake Creek is the traditional mainland sop in after Lady Musgrave, its nice, can be rolly in a mono.
Thanks for that great information

We will head out there next tuesday/wednesday if the weather is right.

Nicolle wants to go to Pancake Creek - but I think its her stomach talking... theres no pancapes and maple syrip growing on the roacks!


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Let us know how you like it at musgrave. And if you are going to go into Gladstone there are a few local rules that you should be aware of, check with the local VMR before you head in. Nothing big, but the harbour master wants all boats to have a radr reflector - that sort of stuff.

Oh - and a copy of Patrick's cruising the Curtis Coast is well worth the price.
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Its turtle nesting and hatching time... so I'm looking for recipes. LOL just joking
LOL I really enjoy reading your posts, I think you and I have a similar outlook on life (and sense of humour). Anyways, this turtle eating business is funny in a way since I just finnished reading lin Pardey's Cruising on Serrafyn in which they talk about excellent Turtle Steaks and the anticipation of going whaling in the Azores (but they never got the chance).

Imagine the outrage nowdays (see Exhuma Iguanga thread) if Cruisers were actually eating turtles and whaling. Times have certainly changed.

Anyways, enjoy your cruise.

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Nothing big, but the harbour master wants all boats to have a radr reflector - that sort of stuff.

Oh - and a copy of Patrick's cruising the Curtis Coast is well worth the price.
I'll look for the book but the harbour master can shove his ideas up his butt. The Nazi Party was kicked out in the 40's and won't pop its head back up in my country. There is no law about radar reflectors so he can't make one up


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Imagine the outrage nowdays (
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Hi Shawn,

We just watched a documentary ($2 at the discount shop!) about dugongs. Beautiful creatures but being over hunted by the indiginous. Such a shame. Cruising is teaching us a lot but we are not rampant greenies, just love all nature
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So - Got to Musgrave yet - how did you like it?
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