Join us the first full moon paddle of the year on Banks Lake. The sun goes down early, 5:59 p.m., and sunsets are spectacular on the lake. Please plan to arrive early (by 5 p.m.) to prep your boat so that we can be on the water no later than 5:30 p.m. We will enjoy the view while paddling through the cypress trees before it gets dark while we look for birds, gators and bats. If the sky is clear we will see the full moon rise at 6:45 p.m.
When: Gather 5:00 PM, Launch 5:30 PM, Monday, January 21, 2019
Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp
Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp
Bring: the 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. Dress for cold weather, the temperature drops quickly after the sun sets. 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!
Duration: 2 hours
Shuttle distance: none
Shuttle duration: none
Paddle distance: 3.5 miles
Paddle duration: 2 hours
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 rest of this 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: We heard Banks Lake would be drawn down in late 2018 and early 2019, but then the rains came long and hard, and that didn’t happen.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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