Update 2018-12-23: Pictures.
Join us for a leisurely sunset paddle to watch a cold Full Moon rise over Banks lake, the day after the winter solstice, the first day that is longer.
Plan to arrive early enough to prep your boat so that we can launch on time, so we can paddle around most of the lake before dark while we look for birds, gators and bats.
Gather 4:45 p.m., launch 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2018
Sunset will be at 5:36 p.m., and on the lake is usually spectacular. If the sky is clear we will see the full moon rise at 5:51 p.m.
Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County.
Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp
Bring: Bring a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow stick, head lamp, or flashlight), and bring a rope for your boat. You must wear a PFD. A whistle is not required, but it’s a good idea in the dark. Mosquitos can be bad at the ramp but bugs are usually not a problem on the water. Don’t forget boat, paddles, anacks, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Host: Shirley Kokidko
Contact: Shirley Kokidko
Backup: there is none. If the weather is too bad for Banks Lake, it’s too bad for anywhere.
More Full Moons: Here are the full moons for the next year:
|Monday||January 21, 2019||Wolf||5:59 p.m.||6:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||February 19, 2019||Snow||6:23 p.m.||6:39 p.m.|
|Wednesday||March 20, 2019
March 19 alternate date
|Worm||7:44 p.m.||7:23 p.m.||Spring Equinox|
|Friday||April 19, 2019||Pink||8:03 p.m.||8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 18, 2019||Flower||8:23 p.m.||8:20 p.m.|
|Monday||June 17, 2019||Strawberry||8:38 p.m.||9:06 p.m.||4 days before Summer Solstice|
|Tuesday||July 16, 2019||Buck||8:37 p.m.||8:41 p.m.|
|Thursday||August 15, 2019||Sturgeon||8:15 p.m.||8:41 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 14, 2019||Corn||7:40 p.m.||8:19 p.m.||9 days before Fall Equinox|
|Sunday||October 13, 2019||Hunter’s||7:04 p.m.||7:22 p.m.|
|Tuesday||November 12, 2019||Beaver||5:37 p.m.||6:02 p.m.|
|Thursday||December 12, 2019||Cold||5:32 p.m.||6:10 p.m.||9 days before Winter Solstice|
Monthly: The WWALS Outings Committee will hold a full moon paddle at each of these dates, provided that one of their number signs up to lead the paddle two weeks in advance.
Levels: There’s also a bit of an issue that we hear Banks Lake will be drawn down in late 2018 and early 2019, so we’ll need to see if there’s enough water first.
More Outings: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!