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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Where’s Play d’eau?

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Recent Posts

Cape Town

The Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
with Table Mountain behind
click to enlarge

We arrived at the start of our South African extravaganza at this magnificent old colonial-style hotel, the Mount Nelson, late last Sunday evening after an unexpectedly prolonged journey.

The Mount Nelson is affectionately know as ‘The Pink Lady’ or ‘Nellie’.

The last three days

We’ve packed so much into the last three days. The weather has been unexpectedly perfect with temperatures in the high twenties, cloudless skies and a gentle cooling breeze.

Table Mountain, Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, Botanical gardens, District 6 and Robben Island have taken every moment. Robben Island has left us emotionally exhausted.

To make you smile…

Yesterday, we were having an early breakfast on the terrace when the sun poked her nose through the palm trees beyond the infinity pool at the end of the beautiful green lawn.

With our table laden with glorious tropical fruits, the aromas of freshly watered garden mixed with good strong coffee, were intoxicating.

Then the sun went out. It was a street lamp.

Piers and Lin
Mount Nelson Hotel
…on temporary leave of absence from
Play d’eau
Fleming 55
Beaucette Marina

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