BBC film Paddlers for Life Windermere for the Inside Out NW Show.
Our first ever December paddle.
We don’t usually paddle at this time of year but a request from the BBC to film Paddlers for Life Windermere led to a date being arranged. The weather wasn’t cooperative and dates were changed but members finally managed to paddle on Saturday 7th. December. Interviews had been filmed earlier in the week and now was the time to show what paddlers do.
Roz helmed a full boat and Jane was on the drum.
All aspects of a paddling day were filmed, dressing the boat, crew warm up, getting the dragon boat on the water and going through the paddling training.
In spite of a fair forecast for the morning the drizzle arrived and then rain and wind steadily increased as the dragon boat carrying the interviewer was filmed from Paul’s boat and then from within the dragon boat.
In spite of the conditions paddlers showed the spirit of dragon boat paddling…
…and gathered for warm drinks at the Low Wood Hotel with the BBC crew afterwards.