It was glorious, if rather unexpected , weather for the final session of the 2018 - 2019 Open Canoe Coaching programme. Launching at Fellfoot, we paddled north on Windermere, exploring, swapping paddles and stories and timing cruising speed over set distances. Lunch was a cake bonanza, followed by a gentle cruise back. One of the party, wearing a very nice dry suit, began to look rather like the Michelin man as the heat of the sun made the air in his suit expand ! Fellfoot looked rather like Blackpool beach by the time we got back to the launch point, and a quick visit to the tea shop, once boats were loaded onto cars, was definitely in order.