Kirkby Islet

Shelter from        SE – S

Indicative Anchoring Position

34° 32.8’S   136° 12.7’E

Note.    Indicative anchoring positions are for reference only and should not be used as waypoints.  The best position for anchoring depends on many factors including vessel draft, tide, and forecast wind.

Kirkby Islet is a small dome-shaped island about 3 miles west of the the southern end of Reevesby. There is a small anchorage on its northern side, and the holding is fair on a weedy bottom. Shore access is possible on the rocky shore, but such landings are always difficult. Apart from a short walk to the top of the dome (less than 30m above sea level), there is not much point in going ashore.

This anchorage offers no particular advantage over other islands in the group, except for those who enjoy solitude!