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

Preferred channel marker?

Piers has a corker of a red eye
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Red, green, red – is it a preferred channel marker? A port hand marker with seaweed?

“Woke up, got out of bed…”

As the song goes, “Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head”. And then I looked in the mirror, and saw an horrific sight! A red eye looking back at me.

For some unknown reason, it was completely bloodshot. Possibly not the prettiest sight know to man.


How did it happen? No ‘eyedea’. It just happened. No pain, no blurred vision. It was just red. No feeling of anything being in the eye.

It’s interesting watching peoples’ reaction. Some see, study for a second or so, and look at the other eye as though there was nothing wrong. Others look, frown, come closer and say in a somewhat accusatory tone, “What on earth is wrong with your eye?” Subtle and caring…

No, I’ve not become a vampire. Just a bit self conscious!

Piers and Nurse Lin
from the sick bay of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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