Originally Posted by malthouse
Cool, lets keep your copy as the most up to date version.
In your notes you say we will leave Honfleur before LW, which would seem to be 09:16 GMT.
Thats all a bit out of date now. I'm working on an possible itinerary at the moment, in fact I'll outline what I've got so far as I could do with some feedback and other suggestions:
ALL TIMES UTC
ie +1 for BST, +2 for CET
Day 1 - Fri 22/4/11 - 45nm - 1.5hrs @ 30kts
Jersey to Alderney. Couple of reasons for not doing much today: It's my first day off work so it's my first chance to make final preparations, load the boat, check everythings working etc etc. If we did a big leg then we'll have to get up early, race down to the boat, jump in, drive off. Recipe for disaster if you're living out of the boat for a week and a half, bound to forget numerous things. Speaking for myself of course!
Leaving 11.30 ish would give us a fair tide up to the Race which would be slack around 13.00
Day 2 Sat 23/4/11 - 70nm - 2.3hrs @ 30kts
Alderney to Le Havre/Honfleur. If we leave Alderney around 08.00 then we get a reasonably docile Race & a fair tide all the way to Le Havre. We can fuel up, have a wander etc and cross the estuary to Honfleur any time before 17.00 ( The lock will open for entry at 17.00, the last opening of the bridge into the basin is 17.30).
Leaving the next day, I'm getting conflicting reports about lock openings around LW although the official website doesn't mention any problems. So LW is 08.45 on day 3, if we left at either 09.30 (preferred) or 10.30 then we should catch the rolling HW all the way to Rouen.
Here's where I'm a bit undecided. The Seine from Le Havre to Paris is a 2 day mission at least. We could spend longer but I'd rather get it done out the way and spend more time in Paris. Rouen's the obvious choice for overnighting with facilities and nightlife etc but it's well short of the half way mark (PK170-180), making day 4 an even longer slog. So do we stop at Rouen or carry on, perhaps Poses or Les Andelys?
Any other comments/suggestions so far?