Liverpool Canoe Club Annual Christmas Docks Paddle by Julie Brookes

Liverpool Canoe Club Annual Christmas Docks Paddle by Julie Brookes

Considering the dismal weather today the turnout was exceptional.  Twenty-nine (I think as I lost count) hardy souls plus one ‘Jug’ alias Penny braved the nonstop rain and cold temperatures to paddle to the Royal Albert Dock.  Apart from varying kayaks, opens, and sea kayaks the paddlers looked a right bunch too!  Did we all go to Asda and Tesco for our Santa T-shirts?  Two paddlers were definitely ‘twins’.

So this colourful group and festively ‘dressed’ kayaks (I’m taking out a contract for supply of tinsel next year) eventually stopped at the Bandstand slipway, by the carousel, where we munched our way through mince pies, cakes, chocolates and hot drinks.  This was our excuse to give us plenty of energy for the return journey back to the LCC compound and slipway.

On our arrival kayaks were returned to the racks and we all dispersed to the sounds of “Merry Christmas”, “Happy New Year”, see you in 2019 etc. etc.

What a lovely way to start this very special time of the year and thank you all.

Julie Brookes  More Photos…..

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