The wind would not allow them to keep clear of Ushant, and two days afterwards they made the French coast, near to that island.
The voyage to Ushant was accomplished without any adventure.
Off Ushant he fell in with a north-west gale, and he flew on, spreading every stitch of canvas which his spars would bear.
On the voyage they had agreed that, when they came to Ushant, they would be guided by the wind.
He sighted the French to windward on the 28th, about 400 miles west of Ushant.
We sailed at the end of May from Spithead, for a cruise off Ushant.
If Ushant lay three leagues upon your starboard quarter, what would be your nearest English port?
"We can't see the Ushant light," Hilda remarked, looking ahead.
Sunday showed us the grim teeth of the Caskets; and the weird natural dolmens of Ushant were passed the following day.
Once off Ushant, when he was chief officer of the Delta in 1861.