Visit to Windermere Jetty and Boat Museum
A day out for paddlers.
We had a fantastic paddle down the lake to Windermere Boat Museum who made us so welcome. Thank you to all the staff there who loved seeing our beautiful Dragon Boats Artemis Phyllis and Mary at Low Wood.
They had many admirers and as usual they were fully dressed with flowers in tradition of remembering those paddlers no longer with us “Their spirit will always be with us “ and we salute you all !!
The weather was perfect and the lake was busy with boats and swimmers alike a much needed Bank Holiday weekend was enjoyed by all and the scenery was stunning as we paddled down the lake, though a little hot for some.
We also had Lancashire Life visit us which Sara kindly organised. It was also a great opportunity to enable paddlers to meet face to face our Patron Eve Elliott-Pearson who had the vision and energy to introduce the exercise and sport of Dragon Boat Paddling to Breast Cancer Survivors post treatment in the UK and also Louisa Balderson our Founder and Patron .Thank you both for your continued support and enthusiasm and paddling with us it was great to have you in the crew.
Our wonderful helms for the day Roz and John were on great form helping us to achieve the long paddle through stroke technique and timing which for some paddlers was a first in their first season paddling and also trying new positions in the boat. Pam, Liz and Howard drummed for us, another first for Liz and Howard.
We certainly had presence on the water and the heartbeat of our dragons was heard across the water by all.
Roz coached Sara with further helm training on the way back “You are a natural Sara.” and many thanks for organising such a lovely day for us all.
Thanks also to Chris, Simon and David in the support boat it was lovely to have our picnics transported to the museum and we all enjoyed lunch alfresco before the paddle back up the lake.