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?

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

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Recent Posts

Lobster, again

John gives us another lobster fresh from his pot
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‘Like another lobster, Piers?’ asked John as he extracted his latest catch from the lobster pot he keeps in the marina near to Play d’eau. Did I hesitate?

John, who lives on his sailing boat, White Magic, keeps his pot tethered to the pontoon and although only 6′ from the granite side of this former quarry, it’s a sheer 85′ straight down to the bottom.

So this is our second lobster from John in two days. What a life!

Can you think of a caption for the photo?

from the Galley of
Play d’eau

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