N48° 23'.538 W04° 25'.538 Brest

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Fri 15 May 2009 16:48
N48° 23'.538  W04° 25'.538  Brest
We arrived in Brest in North West Brittany at 15 15hrs on Wednesday exactly 24 hours after we left Plymouth.  Graham came down to Plymouth and joined us to help us sail the 156 miles to here.  The night was windy with up to 27 knots recorded, 2 reefs were put in the main and 10.4 knots of boat speed recorded.  Ariel sailed and handled really well and very good time for the distance was recorded.
Graham went home by Brittany ferry on Thursday from Roscoff. 
We have spent the time here so far resting and visiting the very aquarium next door.  It looks likely that due to the current weather we will be staying at Brest until Sunday morning before we sail on.

Valerie and Jim