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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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Leg 2 (2015) – St Peter Port to Camaret

Descending into the trough of the 3m swell

By 1am we were up and dressed. The light of the full moon was reflecting off the glassy flat harbour sea untouched by any hint of a wind. Perfect.

Yet we knew that when we rounded St Martin’s Point we’d meet a 3m Atlantic swell topped with 1m waves stirred up by a NE4 wind. …

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Leg 1 (2015) – Beaucette to St Peter Port

Hot sun and blue skies at Beaucette

With shouts of ‘fine weather and calm seas’ from friends Ricky, Dawn, Terry and Margaret, Play d’eau gave a long, echoing blast on her shiny Kahlenbergs signalling her exit from Beaucette with the west coast of France firmly in her sites.

Lin and Piers just happened to be travelling with her. …

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Leg 2 – St Peter Port to L’Aber Wrac’h – 18 June 2013

Our first cold pression this year - hard not to order more....

The sea was calm as the sun woke from its night’s dreams to peek over Herm, creating an orange brushstroke between the dark grey sky and sea, as we motored out of St Peter Port. Such a contrast from the previous evening’s strong E’ly F5 blowing swell and white caps into the harbour the previous evening …

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Goodbye cabin fever – hello Brittany!

The St Peter Port water taxi, fondly known as the 'St peter Port exocet missile'

At last! After I don’t know how many weeks of staring at weather forecasts, the skies and sea states, we have started our summer cruise – just four days before mid-summer’s day. Waiting had caused Cabin Fever to set in to the point …

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My 65th birthday celebrations!

Celebration lunch at Pier 17

Shell Beach with the family playing cricket click to enlarge

Wow! What can I say apart from thank you so much to Lin who had arranged days and days of celebrations involving all my immediate family to come to Guernsey for the long Bank Holiday weekend and beyond for my 65th birthday.

For months, Guernsey …

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Only 4 more sleeps until …..

The family on Boxing Day 2008. Mia was born in June 2009

… the first contingent of our family arrives for the celebrations of Piers’ 65th birthday. The actual date that he becomes officially old is 12th May …

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