About this site

Piers and Lin du Pré bought their new Fleming 55 / 129, Play d'eau, in 2003.

She was berthed in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350 until she was sold in October 2021.

This site charts the thrilling adventures they had in her.

You can contact us here.

Where’s Play d’eau?

If the new owners have the AIS on, you can find where Play d'eau is right now.

Click here.

Zoom in and our position will be shown on a map.

Recent Posts

A Fox becomes a Donkey

The Fox…
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Since we’ve exported our cars from the UK to Guernsey* we’ve had to re-register them. They are now the proud bearers of Guernsey number plates – just numbers, no letters.

Now, in the realm of ‘inter-Channel Island’ rivalry, those who live in Guernsey are known as Donkeys (Anes) whilst those in Jersey are known as Toads (Crapauds).

So, our Volkswagen Fox has become a Donkey!

Re-registering was so simple. It started with a trip to the island’s reclamation plant to have the cars weighed, followed by a visit to the Island’s Transport department.

Within 10 minutes or so, the paperwork and process was completed, and we had new log books. All delightfully quick and painless.


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from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

* The Channel Islands are part of the British Isles, but not part of the UK, nor the EU.

The Donkey GBG for car number plates
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…a Donkey!
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