Join us for our monthly Full Moon paddle and star gazing at Banks Lake. The sun will set at 8:23 p.m. Come early enough to prep your boat so that we are on the lake by 7:30 p.m. We will have plenty of time to enjoy a beautiful sunset, the moon rise and watch the stars come out. Sunsets are usually spectacular. The moon will rise at 8:20 p.m. We will enjoy the view while leisurely paddling through the cypress trees before it gets dark while we look for birds, alligators and bats.
When: Gather 7:00 PM, launch 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 18, 2019
Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County.
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 Personal Flotation Device (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. Mosquitoes can be bad at the boat ramp but are not a problem on the water. We recommend beautyberry: works just as good as commercial repellant.
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: Ronnie Thomas
Contact: Ronnie Thomas
Backup: the next night.
More Full Moons: Here are all the full moons for 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®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!