Rain around Valdosta scared away many potential paddlers for the Full Corn Moon, but eleven came to Banks Lake Boat Ramp, where there was no rain. They saw a magenta sunset, a cloudy moonrise, and bats.
Thanks to expedition leader Bobby McKenzie for organizing. Thanks to Helen Crowley for pictures on the water (I was on dog duty).
There are more pictures on the WWALS website:
See also pictures on facebook by Helen Crowley and probably many others.
Thanks to the Lakeland-Lanier Chamber of Commerce for the free boat rental for these monthly WWALS Full Moon paddles.
The Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge is run by the same U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service people who run the Okefenokee National Refuge, but Banks Lake Outdoors is run by the Chamber. Banks Lake is on the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail. It has three different outflows that drain to the Alapaha River.
The next paddle like this is the Full Harvest Moon on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
The Saturday after that, come on down to State Line Boat Ramp on the Withlacoochee River for the WWALS Boomerang paddle race from Georgia into Florida and back again.
Plus we have a parade to attend and a big cleanup before then.
For more WWALS outings as they are posted, see https://wwals.net/outings/. WWALS members also get a list each month in the membership newsletter Tannin Times.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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