Friends of Paddlers for Life

There are many people and groups in the locality and across the country and wider world who have given our team generous support. One such group is the Three River Serpents, the 'Serpees', who are a UK league dragon boat team based in Durham. This is one of their dragon boats on loan at the Paddlers for Life inaugu... More

Eye-dotting the Paddlers for Life Windermere dragons in 2020

Eye-dotting is 'awakening our dragons' to gain their protection. Part of the tradition of Chinese dragon boating festivals centres on the dragon heads of the dragon boats. Its origins are in this tradition told here. This year the team experienced the traditional painting of the dragons eyes remotely via Zoom video ... More

June is usually a busy paddling time.

June over past years. June is the month for 'dotting the eyes' of our dragons and has also been a month for coaching and preparation for various events.           More

Being off the water.

Nick's off the water experience. On my daily cycle rides during the pandemic lock down I have frequently traveled along the Lancaster Canal both north and south of Lancaster. Every time I go under this bridge that carries the new Bay Gateway road over the Lancaster Canal towards Hest Bank I can't help but think of this ... More

Picture Quiz

Wonderful memories in the picture galleries. Paddlers have participated in so many amazing events and activities over twelve paddling seasons. This quiz encourages you to look in the galleries  and find the picture represented by a picture snippet. Which gallery? You can complete your answers online here, or ... More

Jigsaw puzzle memories.

This is the last of the jigsaws for now. A little easier than yesterday with fewer trees and more clues! You can change the number of pieces by clicking the 3x3 grid button for fewer, larger pieces on smaller devices. If you still need more puzzles go here. You can use website photos for puzzles if you wish. Just find ... More

Another puzzle to try.

'Dotting the eyes' of our dragon boat heads is an annual event in our calendar. We 'awaken the dragons' in a traditional ceremony in order that we have their protection. Jigsaw Puzzle More

Try this jigsaw puzzle.

This picture memory comes from a visit to Florence for the International IBCPC Festival in 2018.   Jigsaw Puzzle More

What have paddlers done in May over past seasons.

The month of May for Paddlers for Life Windermere. Normally by May we would really be getting into the paddling routine and often the weather is kind to us. May has seen coaching sessions with Keni, the arrival and first paddle for new dragon boats and also an international festival visit to Peterborough in Canada ... More

Low Wood Bay on 23rd. April

This is Low Wood Bay on the 23rd. April. Thanks Paul. Remember these evening paddling sessions training for the Jubilee Pageant and Florence Festival. More