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Piers and Lin du Pré bought their new Fleming 55 / 129, Play d'eau, in 2003.

She was berthed in Beaucette Marina, Guernsey in the Channel Islands at N49° 30’.197 W002° 30’.350 until she was sold in October 2021.

This site charts the thrilling adventures they had in her.

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The Beaucette seal, Mr Snore, returns

Beaucette’s seal, Mr Snore, returns to raid his larder
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Mr Snore has returned to Beaucette Marina, Guernsey, on his annual pilgrimage to clear the marina of its large stock of mullet.

For many years, this large seal has visited Beaucette Marina to plunder the mullet which have been fattening themselves for the last year since his last raid.

John of Yacht White Magic knows Mr Snore well

‘He comes every year,’ said John, ‘and clears the marina of all the large mullet leaving just the small ones to grow until he comes back again the next year. He treats Beaucette Marina as his larder.’

At night Mr Snore sleeps under the pontoons, gently bobbing up and down just keeping his nose above the water level.

‘Last year, he was under the pontoon next to my boat,’ added John. ‘He was snoring loudly, and I mean loudly. He woke me up so I went out and shooed him away. He swam up the pontoon a bit and this time, he fell asleep between the hulls of a visiting catamaran.

Mr Snore keeps a sleepy eye on me
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Like me, the owners were woken up, but rather than shooing him away they thought it was wonderful and spent the next few hours of night watching him!’

Apparently, it takes Mr Snore a few weeks to empty Beaucette Marina (his larder) of large mullet, and just he appeared today, he’ll be gone around the end of June.

I wonder where he’ll be sleeping? Near Play d’eau? Hmmm.

from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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