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Cherbourg - Camaret sur mer - Biscaya






Cap de la Hague. Around here one may experience a tidal stream of several knots. The first time we passed here, the current was 6 knots, and sent us past the cap in excillerating 12 knots. This year we barely touched 10 knots, even if we meant to be there at the right hour.


On our way from Cherbourgh to Camaret sur mer we had almost no wind most of the time. The advantage is the way you can eat your breakfast in the cockpit.


We had a very nice start on the crossing of Bay of Biscay. For the first time we unfirled the genaker. But alas, it was not to last for more than a couple of hours. Again we had to start the motor. We were a little bit low on fuel, but topping up the tank with some diesel from our cans and running the motor just 1800 revs meant that we had no problems, even if we had to motor for more than 2 thirds of the distance of 3400 nM.