Crosby to River Alt and back – By Clare Brown
We met at Crosby Coast Guard station – in the car park on the sea front. It was a little breezier than forecast with a N`ly 3-4 and quite a large swell. We soon got ourselves ready and headed down to the shore to meet the incoming tide. We paddled out and the front of the open had a few waves crash over the front. Brian was on his race board (This was very narrow and sleek) and proved a little much for the conditions. We slogged on and made it to the first breakwater and paddled past a couple of fisher persons.
On the next breakwater we came across someone making a video of Yoga with the setting sun in the background. As we entered the River Alt Estuary conditions eased and we followed the line of stakes and buoys to find the deep water. Soon we came across High Town Sailing club and then Hightown itself. Now the reed covers sides led up to the pumping station at Altcar Training camp. We stopped a while and chatted before retracing our steps.
The wind had dropped as the sun slowly set behind us. The return leg was incredibly easy with a gentle following wind.
Thank you for a fantastic first paddle with LCC Last night 👍🛶