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Piers and Lin du Pré are the owners of the Fleming 55 Play d'eau, based in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350.

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Leg 13 – St Denis to St Martin de Ré – 8 August 2013

St Martin de Re - our mooring overlapped the yachts in front

Port St Denis d’Oléron was crowded. The only visitors’ pontoon was tightly packed and Play d’eau was on the inside of a raft of four. The Capitainerie staff were brilliant. Under their direction boats were shuffled to give us an outside position against an old beautiful (but actually brand new) 60’ twin masted …

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Leg 10 – Les Sables d’Olonne to La Rochelle – 18 July 2013

M. Christian, Harbour Master, guided us through the lock gate and to our berth

As dawn was preparing to make her golden appearance to grace another red hot day, there was just enough light to see the trawlers off-loading their night’s catch at the maritime cooperative. The Bassin des Chalutiers at La Rochelle was today’s destination …

Continue reading Leg 10 – Les Sables d’Olonne to La Rochelle – 18 July 2013