Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bank Holiday Paddling

On Saturday Kirstine and I set off early to expolre the Kent Estuary at Arnsinde on the Lancashire coast. We just missed the Bore, saw plenty of wading birds, Swans and Shelduck, and managed to confirm that the chippy at Arnside provides excellent apres paddle.

Me, Sean, Clive, Lesley and Andy completed the Lancaster Round on a dull and wet Sunday. The Route starts at Glasson Dock where we took the last of the flood tide up the Lune Estuary into Lancaster. Following a couple of awkward portages we paddled along the Lancaster Canal through Lancaster where we stopped for a generous pub lunch.The re-fuelling proved sufficient for the return to Glasson via Galgate, including providing some help to an Ambulance crew needing to carry an elderly lady with an injured leg, over a kilometre to the nearest road access.

Finally, on Monday Kirstine Chris and I completed a sunny 20 mile circumnavigation of Walney Island. Before returning to the mainland we visited Piel Island to congratulate the newly enthroned King who is keen for visitors to come on beer drinking raids.

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