Join us for a leisurely sunset paddle at our mini-Okefenokee, the Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge, to watch sun set and the full moon rise. The moon will rise at 6:02 p.m. and if the skies are clear we will watch the full moon slowly rise above the tree tops and shine across the water. We will also paddle near a dead tree bat house and hopefully watch bats emerge from the tree just after sunset.
You must have a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow sticks work well, or head lamp, flashlight, etc.) so other boaters can see you in the dark. It will be totally dark after sunset.
When: Gather 4:30 PM, launch 5 PM, Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635.
Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, first aid kit, and lights: it will be dark.
Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Kayaks are available to borrow but please let us know at least 2 days prior to the event.
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: in case of high or low water is: none.
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.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!