I was amazed myself, but had very strong backwinds of up to 40 kts and corrected my flight plan's destination twice.
So, yes, that's the only amazing thing. If you go deeper into the logs you will see an extremely high fuel flow, which is a wrong indication thanks to a problem with the fuel flow indicator which is being fixed now.
You will see very slow IAS of around 100-120 kts and this corresponds to an actual fuel flow of 6.5 gph. I landed after 5 1/2 hrs and a go-around because of a runway incursion with minimums. So I made good use of the 40 gallons in my tanks.
Jean, if I would have had my ferry tanks installed, I wouldn't have bothered to stop in France. As you might have seen, the final destination was EDLD another 200 nms further North, in Germany (Dinslaken, that's where they build Extra aircraft). We just had a quick fuel stop in Nancy and took off again.
Robin, unfortunately I don't have any interesting pictures of this flight for two reasons: when flying long legs over water, there is nothing worth taking a picture. And in France, I was over the cloud tops nearly all the time or had to focus on keeping the wings straight in turbulence while adapting my flight plan to the new destination.
Flying without an autopilot long legs isn't really a problem. After a while you don't even notice anymore you are flying the plane... just like driving a car but easier as you don't have traffic.
Flying an IFR approach also isn't a big problem as the G1000 is a great help and except for the beginnings of my IFR days, I never felt overwhelmed again. I recognize it is a lot more convenient and I am waiting for the the day when things are not as easy as I they were until now.