In the afternoon it was the usual club session at the docks where different courses were taking place.
Then it was time for Halloween when the kids of all ages came out to play. The club was decorated with some fantastically carved pumpkins, shivering ghosts, skeletons, bats etc. There was a great deal of gross food to get through such as mummified sausages and brain cake. Everyone either dressed up, had their faces painted or both. Trevor saw to that. When everyone had enough to eat it was down to the water’s edge to get into canoes and kayaks that had been decked out earlier on when we could see what we were doing with luminous balloons. It wasn’t quite as dark as I expected, thank goodness. Alright I confess I was very apprehensive about paddling in the dark but with help from one of the coaches I managed it. The docks are surprisingly well lit at night. We had our own illuminations to admire in the form of lights and reflections that the ships made on the water in and around the dock. We set off into the night on calm, smooth water and made our way up towards Morrisons where we paddled around a bit before heading home again. A great time was had by all that evening. One young lady who hated Halloween can’t wait till we do it all again next year as she enjoyed it so much. Right time to pack my broom stick away till next year.