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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 9 – Île d’Yeu to Les Sables d’Olonne – 11 July 2013

The chart of our planned SE'ly track to Sables d'Olonne

The forecast was right. The NE’ly had reached F5 again. Looking over the harbour wall showed a mass of white. Masts of departing yachts were bucking like a bronco as they made headway with water cascading over their bows. I suspect that if I was a yachtsman, I’d be shouting, ‘Yee Ha!’ Hmmm …

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12 May 2013 – Free bus pass day

Dave of Yacht Akemi cooking my birthday breakfast

Today I was 65 years old and qualified for my free bus pass! And to start the day, Dave of Yacht Akemi cooked me a birthday breakfast with a duck egg …

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