Originally Posted by GJ0KYZ
Right, that's interesting. I wonder if I could get there in one push from Jersey; I make it about 130nm. Maybe if there were two of us we could take it in turns to helm. I have a friend who's a keen birdwatcher - you'll meet him on Monday. He'd love to go to Ushant as it's probably the best birdwatching spot in northern France. Incidently, did you get to visit any of the lighthouses (Créac'h, Le Stiff etc)?
To do 130 nm in a day you would really have to have glorious conditions like we have had these past few days. At 30 knts that is a minimum of 5 hours ish (including stops), of solid blasting. As soon as you can't do 30knts then it suddenly becomes a whole lot longer. I don't think we would be up for that sort of distance.
Whenever we told people that we met along the way that we were en route Ouessant they didn't seem to excited about it, it is a bit boring tbh, nothing like the CIs for visitors. Maybe for twitching it is a little different. We spoke to Simon (Anchorhandler) before we left since he spent much of the summer out there, and he said that they much prefer Molene to Ouessant because it is much more beautiful. If we had pressed on to Camaret or Brest rather than making it a day trip we would have definitly gone to Molene too.
Couple of pics of the Roches Douvres.