The wind was brisk but died down as soon as we started paddling on a warm winter night, to see the sun set and the moon rise over Banks Lake, our mini-Okefenokee just west of Lakeland, Georgia.
Russell even saw an osprey nest.
Shirley Kokidko led this outing, after she paddle out early to see how the wind was.
There was a good turnout. Even Meredith was on time! And many new people.
It was easy paddling.
Russell was sweep, making sure everybody was OK. New paddler Yonder helped him paddle.
The sunset was spectacular.
Parents and children had fun.
The moon rose behind us.
The sun went on down.
The moon led us back to shore.
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Banks Lake is on the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail.
For more outings and events, see https://wwals.net/outings/. WWALS members get a list monthly in the membership newsletter Tannin Times, as well as getting into outings for free.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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