Lights! Full Moon! Paint! Rice and watermelon! Fun was had by all last Saturday on the WWALS watery living room, Banks Lake, just west of Lakeland, GA on GA 122.
Only saw one gator, and he got scared away by all the boats. Didn’t see any moccassins, but I bet they were there in the lily pads on the west side across the lake, where we turned back.
The total I think was seventeen paddlers in sixteen boats, some not pictured here due to not arrived yet, or something.
They stayed open for us.
With Gretchen munching in the background.
We didn’t actually see any snakes, but nobody wanted to go in to find out.
I think this is the best picture, in which Scotti Jay wins a photo contest I didn’t even know we were having.
More pictures below. These pictures will also appear on facebook approximately tomorrow. Some of the pictures say “Movie:” and some of the movies will be posted on the WWALS YouTube channel.
Also there is a Google map at the end of this blog post.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners, 31.0351925, -83.0965187
Paddling Banks Lake with lights at dusk 31.0344000, -83.0976938
Full moon rising over Banks Lake with paddlers 31.0343318, -83.0979168
Paddling west across Banks Lake 31.0326260, -83.0984333
Paddlers and the lights of Banks Lake Outpost behind them 31.0325352, -83.0984963
Two lights in the dark 31.0250000, -83.1069444
Lots of pictures of lights with moving camera 31.0252581, -83.1069719
Full moon cypress, Banks Lake 31.0226795, -83.1122524
Here there be venemous serpents: lily pads at west edge of Banks Lake 31.0226885, -83.1122279
Full moon reflection in Banks Lake 31.0383812, -83.0789188
Blurry lighted paddlers on Banks Lake 31.0225000, -83.1119444
A flotilla 31.0226395, -83.1122501
More light show 31.0226386, -83.1122564
Cypress eclipsing full moon 31.0383812, -83.0789188
Cypress holding full moon 31.0305602, -83.1082648
Something lighted that way lies 31.0305555, -83.1082496
Moon sliding up the sky 31.0338376, -83.0998264
Moon over dark cloud 31.0324722, -83.0977155
Julie Bowland painted these in her canoe on the lake 31.0351925, -83.0965187
Phil confabbing afterwards 31.0350379, -83.0967973
Scotti Jay wins the photo contest 31.0350379, -83.0967973
Follow this link for the google map, and it’s also embedded below.