Six Hill Island, Caicos.

Six Hill Island, Caicos. 21deg 27’.77N – 71deg 37’.57W as at 09.04.20

Uninhabited rocky cay, with steep, undercut rock edges, 3.5nm from Long Cay with only a few coral heads (as marked on chart) to avoid between the two.
1. Anchorages.
a. As marked on chart allowing one to get quite close in with 3m.
b. Anchorages in sand with good holding.
c. Current flows around islands and is quite strong in the obvious gap.
d. Well sheltered from NE to SW.
2. Ashore.
a. Difficult to get ashore due to undercut and rocky shoreline but there are a couple of places on the south side at low water where it is possible.
b. Lots of cactus ashore with some bird life (lovely brown herons, ospreys and iguanas) with good but limited snorkelling.
c. Beware of the strong current in the gap between the 2 halves of the island; it is surprisingly strong.
d. Good snorkelling around the coral heads.

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