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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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Recent Posts

Meeting Woolly Mammoth – again

Graham with his beloved Woolly Mammoth

We had three clear days in Jersey during which we talked, laughed, carried out our threat to terrorise the local restaurants, ate good food whilst attempting, unsuccessfully, to drink them dry of good wine. But hey, what’s retirement for? …

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Leg 25 – St Helier to Beaucette – 26 September 2013

Back at our berth in Beaucette where even the pigeons were there to welcome us

We didn’t want to go home. Having spent three months and six days of cruising to new and exciting places, the explorer bug had set in. Yet, we both knew the time was right to be back home in peaceful Beaucette, Guernsey …

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Paimpol – our extended stay

Play d'eau about to wake up as dawn breaks

Paimpol is such a beautiful, small old Brittany town, built around its original granite harbour from which many sailing trawlers crossed the Atlantic to fish for cod off the Newfoundland’s Grand Banks. The harbour remains a fishing port yet today’s trawlers have swapped sails for engines, salt for refrigerators, and only venture a few miles out to sea …

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