Thankyou all for your help/suggestions!
It's funny, but I've never been down to Paimpol.....driven within 10 miles of it, boated past it, flown over it.....but never been in it or to it. So I thought it was about time.
As I said without spare cans (I have 2 20ltr and 1 25ltr can's) I should have enough to get there and back with 50-60ltrs of spare fuel so it's not a major concern, but would be handy if they have a dockside pump to save any of the hassle.
I'd been warned about the gates and seemed pretty similar to Guernsey's gate systems (well apart from the new St Sampsons ones....Island joke!) and should aim to arrive Paimpol at around 2hrs before high. I've also been checking the old waypoint directory to see what the approaches are and suprised that it's not as dificult as I'd first imagined!
I was aiming to go down on one of those nice crisp days in Feb/March when it's flat calm, but makes ya eyes water a bit at 40knts!
If anyone wants help/information for a trip to the Channel Islands I'm sure between us we can answer any and all of your questions!
Louise: My French is basic but passable and understand a lot more than I can speak.......mainly due to the alcohol intake when I'm there probably!