Moonlight Paddle


Great turn out for this event from Swannies of all ages and abilities, so much so that we ended up with 3 groups on the water and staggered start times to avoid chaos on the ramp.

Each group got on the water with their nominated group leader, Jen, Elena and Sarah and headed off for an adventure on the river.  Perfect evening, calm waters, minimal boat traffic, though the cloud cover caused us concern that we would miss the event that we were all there for.

Just around 6pm, the moon made its appearance from behind the hills, and behind the construction occurring at Canning bridge! We got to see it for a minute then the moon played hide and seek with us as it moved up through the cloud layers. Mind you to the west was also a magnificent sunset, so as we slowly headed back to the club, we had a colour show to keep us entertained.

Lights on for the last bit back to the ramp, our staggered start also meant a staggered finish so as one group headed upstairs, the next arrived.

Back at the club rooms the various cooks ensured that no one went hungry, soups for all palates and plenty of fresh bread for dunking. It all went down amid a babble of conversation only intermittently interrupted by groans of despair from those die-hards watching the Freo match…… Their spirits revived by the arrival of cake and cheesecake as we all dug into some fantastic sweets!

Thank you to all who came along and made the evening such a social event, to the cooks and to Jen, Elena and Sarah for keeping everyone safe on the river.


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