The villagers of Bectan Sands were treated to the wonderful site of a whole load of tall ships passing by the coastline this week. It was part of the "Tall Ships Race" between Bristol and Liverpool. Mrs. Shaw, a customer at the village grocers, said;
It was a lovely sight to see. Early in the morning in the distance towards Rivermouth, out of the mist, appeared several old ships with their sails fully open travelling North. It was like looking out on an old fashioned sea.
The race continues for the next few days.