Pictures: Banks Lake Full Moon Paddle 2017-07-08

Lights! Full Moon! Paint! Rice and watermelon! Fun was had by all last Saturday on the WWALS watery living room, Banks Lake, just west of Lakeland, GA on GA 122.

Only saw one gator, and he got scared away by all the boats. Didn’t see any moccassins, but I bet they were there in the lily pads on the west side across the lake, where we turned back.

Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners, 31.0351925, -83.0965187

The total I think was seventeen paddlers in sixteen boats, some not pictured here due to not arrived yet, or something.

Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners,

Movie: Tom Cramer and his wife Barb are the volunteers at Banks Lake Outdoors (26M)

They stayed open for us.

Movie: Tom Cramer and his wife Barb are the volunteers at Banks Lake Outdoors (26M)

Movie: Shirley from Pearson enjoys the monthly paddles with WWALS (20M)

With Gretchen munching in the background.

Movie: Shirley from Pearson enjoys the monthly paddles with WWALS (20M)

Paddling Banks Lake with lights at dusk 31.0344000, -83.0976938

Paddling Banks Lake with lights at dusk

Full moon cypress, Banks Lake 31.0226795, -83.1122524

Full moon cypress, Banks Lake

Here there be venemous serpents: lily pads at west edge of Banks Lake 31.0226885, -83.1122279

We didn’t actually see any snakes, but nobody wanted to go in to find out.

Here there be venemous serpents: lily pads at west edge of Banks Lake

A flotilla 31.0226395, -83.1122501

A flotilla

Cypress eclipsing full moon 31.0383812, -83.0789188

Cypress eclipsing full moon

Julie Bowland painted these in her canoe on the lake 31.0351925, -83.0965187

Julie Bowland painted these in her canoe on the lake

Movie: Scotti Jay from Kayak Club of Valdosta and Sara Squires from Valdosta came to paddle (38M)

I think this is the best picture, in which Scotti Jay wins a photo contest I didn’t even know we were having.

Movie: Scotti Jay from Kayak Club of Valdosta and Sara Squires from Valdosta came to paddle (38M)

More pictures

More pictures below. These pictures will also appear on facebook approximately tomorrow. Some of the pictures say “Movie:” and some of the movies will be posted on the WWALS YouTube channel.

See also facebook albums by Phil Hubbard, Julie Bowland, and Gretchen Quarterman.

Also there is a Google map at the end of this blog post.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

More Pictures

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Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners, 31.0351925, -83.0965187
Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners, 31.0351925, -83.0965187

Movie: Tiffany from Valdosta (12M)
Movie: Tiffany from Valdosta (12M)

Movie: Alton Burns from Coolidge, GA likes cleanups and paddling (24M)
Movie: Alton Burns from Coolidge, GA likes cleanups and paddling (24M)

Movie: Tom Cramer and his wife Barb are the volunteers at Banks Lake Outpost (26M)
Movie: Tom Cramer and his wife Barb are the volunteers at Banks Lake Outpost (26M)

Movie: ? from Valdosta started paddling in the Okefenokee Swamp and decided to do this one tonight (13M)
Movie: ? from Valdosta started paddling in the Okefenokee Swamp and decided to do this one tonight (13M)

Movie: Shirley from Pearson enjoys the monthly paddles with WWALS (20M)
Movie: Shirley from Pearson enjoys the monthly paddles with WWALS (20M)

Movie: Jim from Monticello, FL paddles everywhere he can (16M)
Movie: Jim from Monticello, FL paddles everywhere he can (16M)

Movie: Dan Phillips from Hahira and Dana France from Valdosta (74M)
Movie: Dan Phillips from Hahira and Dana France from Valdosta (74M)

Movie: Kevin Adams from Valdosta (17M)
Movie: Kevin Adams from Valdosta (17M)

Movie: Ronnie Thomas from Valdosta enjoys canoeing and kayaking (18M)
Movie: Ronnie Thomas from Valdosta enjoys canoeing and kayaking (18M)

Movie: Brent Farmer from Valdosta was fishing (37M)
Movie: Brent Farmer from Valdosta was fishing (37M)

Movie: Mike Hersey from Cairo, GA, kayaking a little over a year now (19M)
Movie: Mike Hersey from Cairo, GA, kayaking a little over a year now (19M)

Movie: Phil from Valdosta explaining why he was late and hes here to have a good time (39M)
Movie: Phil from Valdosta explaining why he was late and hes here to have a good time (39M)

Movie: Julie Bowland from Valdosta (5.6M)
Movie: Julie Bowland from Valdosta (5.6M)

Paddling Banks Lake with lights at dusk 31.0344000, -83.0976938
Paddling Banks Lake with lights at dusk 31.0344000, -83.0976938

Full moon rising over Banks Lake with paddlers 31.0343318, -83.0979168
Full moon rising over Banks Lake with paddlers 31.0343318, -83.0979168

Paddling west across Banks Lake 31.0326260, -83.0984333
Paddling west across Banks Lake 31.0326260, -83.0984333

Paddlers and the lights of Banks Lake Outpost behind them 31.0325352, -83.0984963
Paddlers and the lights of Banks Lake Outpost behind them 31.0325352, -83.0984963

Two lights in the dark 31.0250000, -83.1069444
Two lights in the dark 31.0250000, -83.1069444

Lots of pictures of lights with moving camera 31.0252581, -83.1069719
Lots of pictures of lights with moving camera 31.0252581, -83.1069719

Full moon cypress, Banks Lake 31.0226795, -83.1122524
Full moon cypress, Banks Lake 31.0226795, -83.1122524

Here there be venemous serpents: lily pads at west edge of Banks Lake 31.0226885, -83.1122279
Here there be venemous serpents: lily pads at west edge of Banks Lake 31.0226885, -83.1122279

Full moon reflection in Banks Lake 31.0383812, -83.0789188
Full moon reflection in Banks Lake 31.0383812, -83.0789188

Blurry lighted paddlers on Banks Lake 31.0225000, -83.1119444
Blurry lighted paddlers on Banks Lake 31.0225000, -83.1119444

A flotilla 31.0226395, -83.1122501
A flotilla 31.0226395, -83.1122501

More light show 31.0226386, -83.1122564
More light show 31.0226386, -83.1122564

Cypress eclipsing full moon 31.0383812, -83.0789188
Cypress eclipsing full moon 31.0383812, -83.0789188

Cypress holding full moon 31.0305602, -83.1082648
Cypress holding full moon 31.0305602, -83.1082648

Something lighted that way lies 31.0305555, -83.1082496
Something lighted that way lies 31.0305555, -83.1082496

Moon sliding up the sky 31.0338376, -83.0998264
Moon sliding up the sky 31.0338376, -83.0998264

Moon over dark cloud 31.0324722, -83.0977155
Moon over dark cloud 31.0324722, -83.0977155

Julie Bowland painted these in her canoe on the lake 31.0351925, -83.0965187
Julie Bowland painted these in her canoe on the lake 31.0351925, -83.0965187

Phil confabbing afterwards 31.0350379, -83.0967973
Phil confabbing afterwards 31.0350379, -83.0967973

Scotti Jay wins the photo contest 31.0350379, -83.0967973
Scotti Jay wins the photo contest 31.0350379, -83.0967973

Movie: Scotti Jay from Kayak Club of Valdosta and Sara Squires from Valdosta came to paddle (38M)
Movie: Scotti Jay from Kayak Club of Valdosta and Sara Squires from Valdosta came to paddle (38M)

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