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

Recent Posts

Play d’eau, Play d’eau how does your garden grow?

The garden travels
in the sink for protection!
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How does our garden grow? Very well, thank you. In fact, really well.

What’s planted?

Play d’eau’s garden is planted with mint, basil, thyme and chives. Having fresh herbs makes all the difference, and ‘boat grown’ somehow makes them taste so much better.

As some of you will know Lin used to grow orchids, so in addition to the herbs Lin has kept just one since space is at such a premium on the boat.

Where is Play d’eau’s garden?

Where do we keep them? When moored, the herbs are in the aft cockpit whilst at sea, the whole garden is kept in the sink for protection.

A bonus is when the chives flower. The flowers are so lovely in two ways; their looks and their concentrated taste.

The garden doesn’t attract green fly or other nasties, only comment from passing boaters.

Piers and Lin
From the Garden of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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The flower heads of chives are so lovely
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Play d’eau’s garden of key herbs
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