About this site

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.

You can contact us here.

Where’s Play d’eau?

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Recent Posts

Vannes – the farmers’ market

It’s rare to find such an extensive farmers’ market. We’ll let the photos do the talking.

Picture postcards of Vannes’ farmers’ market

Oi! Who are you lookin’ at?
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Nougat by the kilo…we bought some….
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Lobsters by the dozen
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Spider crab anyone?
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Ah! Langoustines by the hundredweight
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Henley doesn’t get all the strawberries
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Flowers for all occasions
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Fruit stalls were everywhere
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Even the humble radish has its own display
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Olives of all varieties and flavours – memories of Ganges
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Rose garlic was only one of many varieties
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Piers and Lin
from the Saloon of
Play d’eau
Fleming 55

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3 comments to Vannes – the farmers’ market

  • Hil

    Oh Oh Oh-how glorious. The last time I ate nougat-from Ganges market,I think-I took a big bite and my teeth were clamped together for several alarming minutes! Never again-I thought all my teeth would stay in the nougat once I managed to force my mouth open-but the flavour was delicious.I do miss the olives from the market! Hil x x x

  • Hil

    The added horror, though, is that the nuts get stuck between your teeth! Good for dental floss sales – if you have any teeth left.x x

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