It was a hard day’s work paddling dragon boats at Ambleside YHAday!
Paddlers for Life, Windermere took both of their newly cleaned, oiled and waxed dragon boats, (by Bill), to put them through their paces at Ambleside YHA’s open day.
As you can see from the above photo it was challenging work!
The wind was quite strong at times so the two races between the boats in the afternoon provided an interesting experience for helms Roz and Jane. The lure of a prize of two bottles of ‘bubbly’ courtesy of the YHA provided a stong motivation to the crews. Not surprisingly the boat with the most paddlers won both races but they were happy to share the proceeds with their fellow paddlers.
Helen and Roz guided the boats back to Low Wood where everything was packed away into the new storage garage painted and prepared with storage racks by Rob and Harry.