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Old 25 August 2011, 16:30   #1
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Cap Breizh trip to Ile Brehat

A quick vid of my trip with the Breton RIB group Cap Breizh at the weekend:

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It says Roche Douvres and Ile de Brehat at the start of the video. Did you get to the Roches Douvres in the end? I've been there a couple of times myself; it's an impressive lighthouse, that's for sure.
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You clearly have a problem with that boat of yours. It never seems to go in a straight line for more than 30 seconds
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Yep we got all the way to Roches Douvres. Benign conditions as seen on vid! Camped on Brehat that night then met up with dad on the Sunday before we headed on. We made it all the way to Ushant on the westernmost tip of France. Quite a trek, went slowly outbound, but did it with just the one night in Roscoff on the way home.

Even though the sky may not have been blue much of the time, the sea was absolutely balmy! The world renown Chenal du Four was like glass!!
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Did you land on the Roches Douvres? If you did, you should post some photos (and some of Ushant as well).
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Yep we landed. One of the others brought along a little beach paddling inflatable toy. He seemed very intent on using it even though I had the tender with engine on board!

Here are a couple of Ushant, we only stopped for five minutes to have an ice cream but setting up the tender etc takes a few minutes and it qucikly turned into an hour.

We did 85 miles + that day, setting off from L'Aberwrac'h at 1500 due to poor vis earlier in the day, we were on Ouessant within 1h10 then we cruised back to Roscoff where we spent the night. Before coming home the following day, the 95 miles broken neatly for lunch. Overall Sat - Weds we covered 365miles at an average of 28 knts. The sea state has been brilliant

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Are there any visitors' moorings at Ushant? I might try and go there myself next year.
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Are there any visitors' moorings at Ushant? I might try and go there myself next year.
Yep, loads! Look in the background of pic number three. All those yachts are on visitors buoys. We just picked one up and pottled in on the dinghy. There is a small inner harbour (pic) where you could dry out the RIB, but we just tied the dinghy up to the steps. The coefficient was so small at the time that the RIB probably wouldn't have dried out at any stage that day. It would have to at least be a two night trip though. Although the distances are relatively small, 100miles/day we find tends to be the limit.
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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)?
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