All Aboard: A boatiful evening!

On Wednesday night we enjoyed a fantastic trip on Windemere Lake Cruises’ newest boat the MV Swift, organized by LA23Net in one of their first in person networking events since the covid pandemic hit.

We were treated to a delicious dinner and a glass of fizz onboard the boat and were able to listen to Nigel Wilkinson, MD of Windemere Lake Cruises talk about the history of the Swift and also the way the pandemic has impacted the tourism industry over the last year and a half.

It was a real insight into how businesses in Cumbria have adapted to face the challenges that have been thrown at us since March 2020 from staff shortages to the uncertainty of re-opening in a pandemic to all the panic about supply shortages!

We also got to learn a bit more about the new boat, the Swift, and the building of it, which started in March 2019, with the boat taking it’s first passenger trip on the Lake in October 2020, making it the biggest boat to be launched on Lake Windermere in 80 years.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to the team at LA23Net for organizing such a fantastic and insightful evening and the crew onboard the Swift for such smooth sailing!

You can find out more about LA23Net (and their fantastic ability for boat-based puns!!) here and more about Windemere Lake Cruises here.



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