We have finally left!
We left Torquay on Sunday 3rd with Dan’s mum and hopped across to Dartmouth with her, to give her taste.
Arrived there to a beautiful sunset.
We spent a couple of nights there a mooring up the river in Ditsham waiting for a storm (force 8) to pass. Then crossed across to Brittany last night with a rather rough and bumpy force 7 and 4m swell which cerise took in her stride… Only throwing the Coffee tin and a few other bots all over the floor. Both washboards in to help keep the water out.
It was definitely a fast crossing and if we’d waited longer we would have had slightly lighter winds and smaller seas but wind would have been dead on the nose the whole way across.
A good test and has given us even more confidence in our boat.
Think we’ll wait out for a better weather window next time.
Now safely anchored up in the Morlaix river mouth and will head up to the town with the tide tomorrow or the day after depending on pending thunderstorms.
Took some photos of the crossing but and the sea looks almost flat in them.
Certainty not how it felt.