Halloween Paddle – Sunday 28.10.18
There was quite a bit of excitement at the Liverpool Canoe Club last evening, Sunday 28 October 2018. From about 3 pm onwards the slipway was filled with juniors and accompanying adults, plus Jayne in her Batman outfit, and her SUP paddlers, all getting ready for the Halloween paddle.
Two canoes and an assortment of kayaks took to the water, dressed in spooky balloons, flashing lights and some very odd occupants. A large and very small skeleton were in the group together with grotesque paddlers, witches and Jasmine, Jim Duffy’s beautiful little ‘pooch’ who, as usual, was on her best behaviour.
Jayne’s SUP paddlers set off about 4 pm followed by our convoy of canoes and kayaks. As dusk approached head lights and torches were turned on and one gruesome occupant (namely Dave Allanson) illuminated the docks with flashing lights on his sea kayak.
On arrival at the slipway by the carousel, Pump House end of Salthouse Dock, we all alighted from our various craft for a welcome break and a good excuse for festive ‘eats’. Gummy fangs and body parts were enthusiastically devoured together with various biscuits, sausage rolls, chocolates and homemade flapjacks.
Various photographs were taken of the menacing group however the gorgeous “young ladies” still managed to look charming despite their grisly painted faces.
The docks took on a sinister appearance as we slithered through the dark menacing water on our return. At the ‘cage’ craft were busily returned to the racks, balloons were severed, and the motley group disappeared into the darkness.
Julie Brookes & Jayne Rigby
Co-ordinators – LCC Spooky Paddle