St Veep Bellringers Take to the Water
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Bank Holiday Monday dawned fine and clear so early in the afternoon 8 ringers and 8 supporters, with Annie Singer driving, took the new Lerryn Minibus to Penmarlam.
We then embarked in three boats for Albert Quay in Fowey when aided by a fine fellow named Ken we rang the bells in the Parish Church. Very nice bells but a tad heavier then St. Veep’s.
After a communal picnic on Albert Quay we set sail again for Golant. We were then met by Sue Miller who ferried the older members up the hill to St Sampsons. Once again an enjoyable ring, the bells are lighter than our own but very different.
Back to the boats and on to Lostwithiel, we were lucky to see a seal on the way, it must have come up fishing on the tide.
We were greeted at St. Barts by tower captain Simon Brewer aided and abetted by Sam. We know these bells well and enjoyed a very convivial ring with our friends from Lostwithiel.
All too soon we had to return to Lerryn in semi-darkness.
Many thanks to David Vipond for his almost faultless organisation and the boat owners for their excellent seamanship.