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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Only 4 more sleeps until …..

The family on Boxing Day 2008. Maia was born in June 2009
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… the first contingent of our family arrives for the celebrations of Piers’ 65th birthday.

The actual date that he becomes officially old is 12th May. However, with a bank holiday on 6th we have all the family able to enjoy a long weekend, with some coming earlier and some staying later.

No, they are not staying on the boat – it’s not that big! Instead, we’ll all be staying in a block of Holiday Apartments where I’ll be able to enjoy a soak in the bath again!

We will be having a celebration lunch at Pier 17 on 4th – an ideal venue at the end of Albert Pier in St Peter Port. The food is really excellent and the views are such that our four grandchildren can watch the harbour’s comings and goings when they tire of adult conversation.

There will be 17 of us from 3 generations, ranging from Piers’ brother-in-law at 79 to our youngest grand-daughter who is 3 (correction – 3 & 3/4 – see comment below). It will be great having our four sons here with their families. Last time we were all together was Christmas which seems a long, long time ago. As an aside, our eldest has his birthday on May 12th as well!

from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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