I'll second the shallower area up near the prohibited zone. I've found it has good holding for our CQR with chain.
Didn't know about the 3pm call for a free mooring. Can you say more about that?
(I like to anchor near others who use chain, to help keep the scopes similar.)
Fun fact #2484: In my avatar, that's DavidPM at the helm of my boat.
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