Two groups took to the water this week. A general paddle of the docks and a flat water training session.
Members of DCC race team attended the flat water marathon race at Macclesfield. Three members made their debut at racing today and all got medals. Well done to all and thanks to James for his support on the bank and for photos of the days event. Duddon were third club overall and it was great to see we have another club in the north west Hasler league - Dyffyn Conway.
Well done to all Duddon paddlers, especially the first timers. Congratulations to Paul and Michelle - or is it commiserations !! They have gained promotion to Div 6. This means they will now race over an 8 mile course - up from 4 miles - and will have the joy of doing a portage during the race. Thanks go to James for his support on the bank and his pics.
Over the past few weeks DCC members have been working secretly at the docks on this years lantern that is going to lead the folk of Swarthmoor down into town to meet the rest of the folk from Ulverston before walking through centre up to Ford Park for a fantastic firework display. Every one had a great time on Friday evening setting off from Hill Foot Garden Centre. Thanks go to all who made a great lantern and to those that organised a brilliant 2021 Lantern procession. Thank you
Saturday saw A good turnout of juniors for the final session of marathon race training. 500m and 1000m time trials took place to set individual targets for improvement and, for those attending races, indicating which race division to enter.
John went to the Shropshire paddlesport Hasler marathon on 12 th September. last in Div. 9 - but first C1 !!
It’s the taking part.
Starting out from Roa Island five DCC members paid a visit to
"From 1892 - 1922 there was a seldom used isolation hospital on the island. Erected in wood by Barrow Council for a cost of £257. Seems a lot for a wooden hut!!! I would not pay that much now!
The Milfort Gunpowder Co. built a powder magazine here in 1853. Powder was sent to Lindal Moor, Hodbarrow - - - ( presumably to the mines). It was last used in 1876. The magazine stock book is in Barrow Records Office." John
Despite torrential rain for most of the paddle, everyone had great evening setting off from Brown Howe, down to Allan Tarn and back again with a tea break on the east side. The evening was finished off for some with a swim in Coniston where the elusive striped dipper was spotted diving into the depths of the lake. ( sorry no pictures as they were to quick) Thanks to great company and to Sarah for organising the trip.
Thanks go to Andy for organising, what is becoming a yearly event, the DCC club camp. Everyone who attended the camp had a great time on and off the water when they paddled on the North Tyne. To see the full album of great pictures then visit the gallery.