And did those paddles ........

Wednesday 21st July 2010

And did those paddles ........

The Lerryn WI ladies have been on the water today.  Escorted by Damon and Tim, the ladies set off down river.  As they passed Waye Cottage, the strains of "Jerusalem" rang out courtesy of Malcolm Bell and his piano.


The ladies canoed round St Winnow Point and across the Fowey River, watched by a flight of about 15 cormorants and 60 curlews.  They entered  Woodgate Pill, a tranquil haven for wildlife, especially at high tide.  About 60 Canada Geese remained but other species flew off. Then on to Angie's at St Winnow for a well-earned rest and delicious home-cooked refreshments.  Although the conditions were quite windy the WI members negotiated the river to Penquite Boathouse, a well known local landmark which was used by Edward VII.  They passed herons and egrets and to their delight, a kingfisher flew ahead of them towards Lerryn.  Common sandpipers bobbed up and down on the waters edge and their call echoed across the estuary.  The WI group arrived back in Lerryn, tired but very happy.  The ladies wish to thank Damon and Tim for their encouragement and patience.  The ladies would also like to thank Lin Briggs for organising such a successful trip.

See photos of the WI Canoeing trip


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