Not bad for a weekday: thirteen boaters signed in at the Banks Lake Full Sturgeon Moon paddle 2020-08-03, and about half of them were new paddlers who borrowed boats, thanks to free rental from Banks Lake Outdoors, organized by WWALS Outings Chair Bobby McKenzie, who was also the leader of this outing.
Photo: John S. Quarterman, of (l-r) Bobby McKenzie, Jenna Sullivan, Donald Roberson, Helen Crowley, not sure, Shelby Miller, probably Jenn and Bill New, Shirley Kokidko, and I’m really bad on names.
Bobby McKenzie wrote about his pictures on facebook, which is where I got all the rest of the pictures in this post:
These full moon paddles never get old. Tonight we pulled out all the stops! We had Golden Sunset, Jupiter AND Saturn, Lightning storm in the distance, bats galore, and epic golden moon rise. If you weren’t here tonight, you definitely missed out!
You don’t see this every day: the moon, Saturn, and Jupiter lined up at moonrise.
Bobby McKenzie: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn
There were bats. Bobby has a video on facebook.
Bobby McKenzie: Bat tree (still from his video).
Shelby Miller posted more bat videos on facebook.
The sunset through the cypress was worth the paddle.
Bobby McKenzie: Cypress boats
How about this sky?
Bobby McKenzie: Orange-gold sky
More pictures on facebook:
- First to post after this paddle was Jenna Lynn Sullivan.
- Dwight Griner.
- Shelby Miller.
- And probably more I haven’t seen.
We do this at Banks Lake most every full moon.
Banks Lake is part of the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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