Following all the guidance in various pilots we decided leaving Honfleur between 08:02 and 08:30 would be best - but the bridge to the Vieux Basin only opens at 08:30 so since we did not want to move out the night before we decided to risk the extra few minutes.
When we got out of the lock into the Seine we were surprised to find the height already well up and a fair torrent of tide rushing by. Had we misjudged it entirely? We had 6 - 7 Knots of tide with us - but the levels along the bank looked very near high tide - are we doomed to fight the torrent after a few miles??
The tide running past the buoy gives an idea of the flow rate _>