Thistle Island Mittlers Cove

Thistle Island Mittlers Cove
Thistle Island North

General Position:

34 57.4 S 136 05 E

Note: approx. only. Do not use as an anchoring point on your GPS.

Shelter From:

E Through NE to N

 Anchorage:

Mittlers Cove is a sandy anchorage situated at the western end of Thistle Island, between Nose Point to the north and Carrington Point to the south. The eastern end of Hopkins Island is about 3/4 of a mile to the west. A reef, not clearly shown on some charts runs underwater from Nose Point at least half way to Hopkins Island. If approaching from the north, keep to within a few hundred metres of Hopkins Island. A smaller reef extending out from Carrington Point can be seen in the photograph taken from the anchorage.

Comments:

The sound of the southerly swell on this reef is somewhat disturbing, but it does provide some protection from the swell.

-August 2005