At the risk of looking (and feeling) like a twat, I wielded my paddle like a baton twirler on crack to see if I could find a different angle.
....and talking of crack, it worked!
It the original video below, I promise you that you see more of the mountains than my head! The editing process must skim off a fraction of the frame, which is this case was kinda critical. I'll use this as a learning curve and will shoot lower next time, because Lord knows you be glad to see the back of my head!