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.

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Recent Posts

An Engagement

Kimberleigh’s engaged!
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‘I’m engaged!’ whispered Kimberleigh to Lin and I.

We were staying in a small boutique Johannesburg hotel where Head Chef Kimberleigh had been feeding us far too well and we just knew the extra pounds were winning the fight against our trying to eat sensibly.


During our stay, we had many conversations with Chef Kimberleigh, most of which were ‘foodie’. But when we learned she had been going out with Waldo for over four years, we couldn’t stop asking the obvious question. ‘When he’s going to propose?’ ‘No idea.’ said Kim.

He just did!

Two days later, as dinner was being served, Kimberleigh came over to us whispered, ‘He’s just proposed!’

Apparently, as Kimberleigh and Waldo were walking in the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, he produced the ring and proposed.

Completely unexpected.

The date is set

Kimbereligh’s sparkling engagement ring
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Having become engaged on 6 March 2015, the marriage is set for 7 May 2016.


Our hearty congratulations to Kimberleigh and Waldo and we trust they will have a great marriage and many, many years in which to enjoy it.

Both Kimberleigh and Waldo are Head Chefs.

Piers and Lin
from the saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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