Morecambe team stuck in the mud at Bay

Members of Morecambe Sailing Club on the New Year's Day 'mud frolic'.
Members of Morecambe Sailing Club on the New Year's Day 'mud frolic'.
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The tide was out, but that didn’t stop members of the Morecambe Sailing Club with their New Year’s Day activity.

Instead of going for a sail, the group enjoyed a mud frolic in the Bay.

Eight members and one dog tackled an obstacle course in clinging mud near the club office on Morecambe Promenade. One of the organisers, Vice-Commodore Tyrone Lewis said: “Last year we held a very successful New Year dip but this year there was the slight problem that it was low tide and we had no water.

“However, as the old Flanders and Swann song went – ‘Mud, mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood’ – so the idea of a mud frolic was born. It was very much a fun event with Honey, our mascot, appointed as search and rescue dog. In fact it was a case of everyone helping everyone else with some getting stuck more than others!

“We must emphasise that while this was a fun event, safety was taken very seriously and the fact that some people needed a pull showed that even in this relatively safe area of the Bay there remain very real dangers.”