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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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Goodbye cabin fever – hello Brittany!

Play d’eau
in St Peter Port, Guernsey at the start of our summer cruise around Brittany
click to enlarge

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 it had almost become Cabin Rot. Endless delays had been caused by high winds and tracing the last of the gremlins in the new electronics.

But now it’s goodbye Cabin Fever, hello Brittany.

Summer Cruise Leg 1

So today we positioned Play d’eau from Beaucette Marina to St Peter Port to take advantage of catching the tide early tomorrow morning (18 June) for the 12 hour journey to L’Aber Wrac’h on the north west coast of Brittany.

The St Peter Port water taxi
fondly known as the ‘St Peter Port exocet missile’
click to enlarge

The next day (19 June) we plan to take the Chenal du Four and Raz de Sein bound for the pretty, little marina, at Audierne. After that, who knows?

When will we be back?

Our plans are to cruise the west coast of Brittany followed by the north coast as well. How long will we be away? Who knows – maybe we’ll be back in September, maybe October. We’re retired now, so it doesn’t matter.

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

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7 comments to Goodbye cabin fever – hello Brittany!

  • Diccon

    Ah excellent news. So glad you have got away. We are down in Bordeaux in July if you fancy goin all the way in the opposite direction! Hope you have lots of good fun and that the Gin doesnt run out.

  • Jason

    So glad you both got away,safe travels I’ll be checking in on you making
    sure your not slacking on your cleaning duties ! Enjoy.

  • Dave Birch

    Hurrah, may the winds be light and sun shines for you. However, I do wonder if you’ll of taken the ‘great’ British weather with you!?!!
    Following you on AIS at 7.45am I see you’ve made it through the Channel Du Four and heading into the bay of Brest. Nice one. Looks like you may have the next couple of days to get through the Raz too.
    Envyous! Stay safe

    • Hi Dave, Great to know you are watching our progress – big bro is watching. Just tied up in Camaret for one night. We head for Audierne tomorrow lunchtime to catch the s’ly tide in the Raz. Although it’s 4s at the moment it should die down a bit overnight.

      Thinking of you all.

      Piers and Lin

  • Pip Flynn

    Have a fantastic few months away … and hopefully you’ll find sunshine without the strong winds.

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