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.

You can contact us here.

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

Out of Brittany into Vendée

Oops! We hadn’t realised that by moving south from Vannes to Île d’Yeu we were leaving the Department of Brittany and sailing into that of Vendée, a department in the Pays de la Loire region of west central France.

We realised our error soon after arriving at Port Joinville where almost no Brittany courtesy ensigns were to be seen – apart from ours.

After Googling, and with no appearance of haste whatsoever (of course), down came our Brittany courtesy ensign. After finding the local Chandlery, up went that for Vendée.

Our humble apologies to Vendée.

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

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The courtesy ensign of Vendée now being worn from Play d’eau’s port crosstrees
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The courtesy ensign of Brittany was hastily replaced by that of Vendée
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3 comments to Out of Brittany into Vendée

  • Dave Birch

    Hey Folks,
    Greeeeat to see you’ve made further progress south. I trust that your weather is as good as it is here?!
    Dave and Jen

    • Hi Dave and Jen. Good to hear from you and good to hear G is having some good weather – at last!

      We’re about to leave for Les Sables D’Olonne for a few days and then La Rochelle where we’ll meet up with one of our sons and his family. They are on hols nearby.

      All the very best, and virtual hugs to one and all. P & L

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