The bright, calm weather forecast combined with a well-timed 9.2m tide gave eight of our members cause to agree that the estuary might make for a good trip - and they were right.
6 sea kayakers and a pair of open canoeists floated down with the ebb tide on a brightening morning, enjoying hazy spring colours and expansive views as the river slowly wound its way towards Morecambe Bay.
Hazelhurst Point provided a comfortable viewing platform where we enjoyed a lazy lunch break with atmospheric views towards Ulverston, Chapel Island and the Bay.
A little apres-lunch bouncy water under the railway viaduct woke the more lethargic of us up for the last few kilometres down to Canal Foot and our landing place at Paradise where the low angle of the sun made for a spectacular view of Chapel Island. Happy daze!