On the trip we stopped for a nice pint in two different pubs, both in amazing places with spectacular views and things to see. Along the way, there were plenty of birds to spot, from Heron, Buzzards and even a Kingfisher that followed us all the way through its territory! Something that was interesting about canal paddling was how you get to compare your paddle speed to others around you, discovering that you are slower than a cyclist, faster than walkers and canal boats, which make for interesting overtaking!
The tide and weather were perfect, being pushed up the Lune gently, with the Sun out, it did start to cloud over by the evening and we made it back before the heavens opened up.
If you have yet not paddled the Lancaster Round, it is a must, the ability requirements lay more towards launching and docking often rather than long marathon style paddling, it is a long paddle but there is n't a rush and with all the places to stop and rest, it really makes it feel like a gentle relaxed day out but solo paddling it would be a much harder challenge due to the lock obstacle course heading back to Glasson. “