We were four tonight! Andrew, Jane, Randy, and we had a guest. Jane’s sister Sue is visiting from the UK, and though she hasn’t rung much recently, she is an experienced ringer. As such, we could ring some major.
We started with a plain course of Plain Bob Major, with Randy on the trebles, Andrew on 3/4, Jane on 5/6, and Sue on the tenors. With a little work, we were able to ring that plain course.
We then tried Little Bob Major, with the same bells. This is one that Sue had never rung in hand, and struggled. So after a few failed attempts, we decided to drop down to minor.
We decided to ring a touch of St. Clements College Bob, with Andrew calling. So he was on the tenors, Randy on the trebles, and Jane on 3/4. It was a short touch, 180 in length, with bobs called at home thrice. We must confess that we didn’t actually get through the entire touch in a single attempt, but after crashing after the first bob, we decided to start just at that bob. It took a few more attempts, but we were able to ring to the end from that point. We call that a qualified success!
We tried some Original Bob, with Sue on the trebles, Randy on 3/4, Jane on 5/6, and Andrew on the tenors. This was beyond our abilities at 8:30 in the evening, and so we gave up after just 4 attempts.
We finished with another plain course of Plain Bob Major, but this time Sue was on the trebles, Randy on 3/4, Jane on 5/6, and Andrew on the tenors. It wasn’t the ugliest version of bob major we had ever rung, but it was certainly in the top 10! For a method that we actually got all the way through. If nothing else, we all enjoyed ourselves.
If you are ever in San Diego and want to ring with us, please drop a line and we will provide details.