Bright hazy sunshine and light winds greeted members of Ribble Canoe Club as they descended upon the shores of the Lune Estuary at Glasson in Lancashire.
Our arrival was timed so that we could watch the rising waters spilling in across the sands from Morecambe Bay. Before long we were making our way towards Lancaster with the flooding tide more than doubling our speed.
Upon reaching the normal tidal limit at Skerton weir, there was plenty of time for a birthday celebration by way of a huge chocolate cake.
Before heading back downstream with the ebb, we all indulged in a bit of cake busting play on the powerful jet of water produced by the weir.