The DCC Easter family paddle was a great success with many members taking to the water in a variety of craft. Those that chose not to paddle stayed on shore and relaxed. After visiting Wild cat island we ventured across the lake to Crocodile Creek where John demonstrated the art of catching a crocodile much to the amazement of one young member. Once back on shore the younger members and some not so young had great fun looking for the Easter tokens that the Easter Bunnies, Carol and Cari, had hidden with the reward of a chocolate Easter rabbit. DCC's youngest member made her debut at kayaking today as she went out in a kayak with John and her great nana Carol. A brilliant time was had by all who went today. This being so four of the family members that stayed on shore decided they would give paddling a go and caught the bug straight away. Now looking forward to the next family paddle. Thanks go to John for organising it. FULL ALBUM IN GALLERY
This was the first of the DDC touring Sea trips.We met at Brown howe on a cold but sunny evening. It was great to see some new faces . We went off down to the South end of Coniston then on to Allen Tarn then stopped off for the obligatory brew stop, then up round peel (wild cat) island. Then back to the start.
These trips are great to get out and meet other new and experienced paddlers to check out boats and equipment and new places. I intend to run one at least once a month, so keep a look out for future emails.
DCC race team competed at Bollington, Macclesfield in the MADCC hasler. Apart from having to wait for the odd barge to go through it was a successful day allround with Teigan making her debut at racing in a Lightning. Lee put up a good fight for first place in his division but was pipped at the post as after keeping neck and neck with one of the other competitors he lost balance just short of the finishing line but as a good sportsperson that he is he just emptied his boat, got back in and finished the race. Everyone won an award today. Well done to all.
DCC offered those wanting to take a part, a day dedicated to First Aid Training. It was well received by all who took part.
Pictures by Michelle Sanderson
DCC members joined forces with Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group to pick up rubbish that had accumulated on and around the canal.This was just one of many projects that are being held at the end of March and through out April all over Cumbria where groups make a difference to the environment A big Thank you to all who helped on the day.
DCC members spent the day from Rigmaden to Devils bridge learning new skills on the River Lune. Great pictures of the day by Sue Longstaff.
DCC members of all ages and some newish to moving water, practised their skills on the river at Brathey Pool. A great time was had by all who took part. A few members got wet but nothing that a hot drink couldn't sort. After a few hours practising all got chance to paddle down a section of wildwater and did themselves and their coaches proud. Thanks to all who made it possible. Great photos of the days events by Sue, Jan and Jamie.
Normally events held on the Crake at Greenodd are sometimes cancelled due to lack of water but on the 22nd February if one was to be have been held then the reason would have been too much of it. It was an amazing sight to see what affect a high tide has on a river. You would have needed a certificate in limbo dancing to get under the bridge that day.
DCC members went on a club paddle to the river Lune today. A great time was had by all with photos by Sue Longstaff.
IMAGE BY LAKELAND CANOE CLUB
“Last minute withdrawals and local sporting events left Duddon with a team of 3!! John, who had volunteered as reserve for a novice team, was called up to first team action. The loan of another novice player gave us the required 5 players with Scott, Trevor and Conor. We scored goals in all 5 games, some being very close games. John’s goal keeping improved during the games and we ended with 5 points, one for each 2nd place!!
Conor made some excellent long distance shots- some successful.
Before the competition John and Trevor attended a ref. workshop so will now be better placed to spot Scott’s rule infringements!
We hope to return to entering at least 2 teams in the future. If interested come to skill training at pool sessions or contact Trevor or Michelle. “ by Trevor.