Monday, 9 March 2015


Sarah Beckett with her Chasse-Maree

Readers of this blog who would like to brush up their French are encouraged to look at the current issue (No 266) of the French traditional boat magazine Chasse-Maree. There they will find a fine eight page article by Nic Compton about Bonita, her round Britain trip and some of her history. There are also historical notes on the Morecambe Bay prawners, and about Crossfield's yard where Bonita was built.

The Beckett family are known more for enthusiasm than ability when it comes to foreign language skills; the notable exception is Sarah who is proficient in a range of European languages. The picture shows Sarah enjoying her copy of Chasse-Maree.

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