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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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Man Overboard

The height of Treguier's the 30m pontoon is 3 feet off the water

It happened so quickly. In our report on Tréguier marina we made the point about the strong tidal flows which pass diagonally through the pontoons. Given this, mooring should always be into the current. Well, there was an incident two days before we left. …

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Leg 23 – Tréguier to Paimpol – 12 September 2013

Leaving Treguier along the still waters of the river

We had entered the Rivre de Tréguier in the rain, the mist and a F4, and we left the Rivre de Tréguier in the rain, the mist and a F4. Reality was as forecast. A warm front was dithering over Tréguier casting its gloom in the form of mist and light rain, aided and abetted by a F4 from the N …

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Treguier Marina

The cathedral in Treguier's square

Tréguier, on the north coast of Brittany, is one of our favourite places in which to while away a few days absorbing the beauty and stillness of the river and walking around the small town with its many ancient buildings dating back to the sixth century.

Hot chocolate (large) in the square sitting opposite the 14th century cathedral is de rigueur as one contemplates the difficult decision of which boulangerie to choose for your next supply of croissants. …

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Leg 22 – Roscoff to Tréguier – 6 September 2013

The cold front hovering over Roscoff and the Bay of Morlaix

Let’s call this leg, ‘Never poke your tongue out at the rain’. The last few days of our week’s stay in Roscoff had seen thick fog which didn’t really clear until after lunch, leaving the air cold and damp. …

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