Pictures: Banks Lake Full Harvest Moon paddle 2020-10-01

Good turnout for a weekday, and good weather for the first of two Full Moon paddles in October 2020.

[Sunset, moonrise, and paddlers with banners]
Sunset, moonrise, and paddlers with banners

Shelby Miller will lead the second one in October, the Banks Lake Full Hunter’s Halloween Moon paddle 2020-10-31.

Before that, on Saturday October 10, 2020, there’s a big cleanup on the Little, Withlacoochee, and Alapaha Rivers and many creeks, in conjunction with Lowndes County and Valdosta.

Don’t forget, coming up on Saturday October 24, 2020, the Third Annual WWALS Boomerang paddle race from Georgia into Florida and Back on the Withlacoochee River.

Three paddlers had already headed out when I took this picture, but the other nine are visible with the WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper banners.

[Banners with 9 of the 12 paddlers]
Banners with 9 of the 12 paddlers

Including Shirley Kokidko, who had the idea for this whole series of full moon paddles. Maybe I should get a shorter belt….

[Shirley Kokidko and John S. Quarterman --Russell Allen McBride]
Shirley Kokidko and John S. Quarterman –Russell Allen McBride

Bobby McKenzie was the leader of this expedition.

[Bobby McKenzie leading the expedition --Russell Allen McBride]
Bobby McKenzie leading the expedition –Russell Allen McBride

The new fishing pier goes way out into the cypress.

[Fishing Pier --Bobby McKenzie]
Fishing Pier –Bobby McKenzie

There are the paddlers!

[Boats --Bobby McKenzie]
Boats –Bobby McKenzie

Yes, there were bats.

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For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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