Sunday, November 20, 2011


Spiffy and compact shrimp boat or sauterellier returning to moor at Le Tréport. Once small sailboats, the sauterelliers owe their name to their catch--a small gray shrimp called the sauterelle that not only swims and walks, it jumps.


une crevette:  a shrimp
un crevettier: a shrimp boat 
une sauterelle:  a grasshopper; a small gray shrimp found on European coastlines
sauter:  to jump
un chalutier:  a fishing boat whose name comes from the net it uses, un chalut
le chalutage:  fishing technique using nets
fruit de la mer:  seafood
un filet:  a net

View of the same sauterellier, above, from the high chalk cliffs of Le Tréport, a fishing port
 on the Normandy coastline.

©2011 P.B. Lecron

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