Update 2019-12-25: Pictures: WWALS Light Parade at Banks Lake 2019-12-21
Update 2019-11-13: There will be a $50 first prize, and smaller second and third prizes. Also food!
Marking the winter solstice and the ending of 2019 with a decorated evening lighted boat parade and contest with hot chocolate and cookies. First event of its kind in the area.
Please go all out with lights for your boat (glow sticks work well, or head lamp, flashlight, etc.) so other boaters can see you in the dark, and it’s a light parade! It will be totally dark after sunset. There will be no moon.
Banks Lake is part of the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).
When: Gather 3:00 PM, launch 5:00 PM, Sunset 5:34 PM, Moonset 2:16 PM, Saturday, December 21, 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, and first aid kit. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Boats: are available from Banks Lake Outdoors if you reserve in advance, and they may be free rental.
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: Shelby Miller
Contact: Shelby Miller
Backup: in case of weather is: none. Last paddle of the year! All aboard!
More Full Moons: Here are all the full moons for this year: Well, we’re done with 2019, so we need to make up a new full moon table for 2020.
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!