Veli Drvenik, Mala Luka
Located on the western shore of Veli Drvenik to the south of the island’s main harbour - this tranquil bay offers a viable alternative to mooring up against the wall in Luka Drvenik and is close enough to the charter base at Kremik to allow for a gentle final day’s cruising or (if you are up early enough) a final dash to get in before 9 am.
The bay has a large outer arm to the south which is good for a quick stop and a narrower arm that runs east. At the back of the eastern arm are good anchorages surrounded by unpopulated but wooded and cultivated terraced slopes. Pilot books report a fish farm here but as of 2007 this had been removed making this spot idillic for an overnight stop. Anchor in 5-10 metres and if necessary take a line ashore or put a kedge out (the arms of the bay are quite constricted). The anchorage is open to the north-west but gives good shelter from all other directions and offers one Croatia’s ‘must-see’ sunsets in one of Croatia’s most ‘laid-back’ locations.
This anchorage can be pretty busy in the approaches so work your way to the back where it is more sheltered and quieter and watch the sun set behind the other yachts.
Shelter: All directions except north-west
Depths: 5-10 metres
Bottom: Sand and mud
Hazards: None - though a pipe does enter the bay’s north-east arm
Shore Access: A local track leads towards the harbour
Sunday, 10 February 2013
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