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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 24 – Paimpol to St Helier – 21 September 2013

Piers doing the houskeeping

With fresh croissants collected by Lin and safely stowed in the galley (away from Piers), we cast off ending our delightful nine day stay in this glorious Brittany port. Exiting the lock, we waved goodbye to the lock-keeper, headed out of the harbour and into the long, narrow channel …

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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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The winner of the 2013 Croissant competition

The first bite of the winning croissant

Having cruised the beautiful coasts of north and west France and their hidden treasures of marinas for the last three months, we’ve tasted croissants in 22 ports from 31 boulangeries. And the winner is… …

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