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.

Click here.

Zoom in and our position will be shown on a map.

Recent Posts

Oyster Catchers

To our delight, the Oyster Catchers we’ve always known at Beaucette, are still resident.

These beautiful birds with their long, bright red beaks, red rimmed eyes and pink legs, hammer around the marina in small groups at terrific speed with rapidly flapping wings, seemingly making as much noise as they possibly can with their loud whistling calls, acting just like angry teenagers.

The Oyster Catcher is a large, stocky, black and white bird, and contrary to its name it eat cockles and mussels by prising them open with its tough beak.

We just love watching and listening to them. The RSPB has a good recording of their call.

The pics I took were with a 300mm lens so please forgive the poor quality!

from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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An Oyster Catcher – master of all he surveys
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Let’s see now, what can we do next?
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