Well let’s do Banana River again except this time under the light of the full moon. We leave from Kelly park at around 7 PM and head along the causeway to Ski Island where we can get out and frolic in the moon light and hang out on the island eat some treats and drink some libations (don’t forget to bring treats and libations).
This moon is the full Hunters Moon Native American Indians use the phases of the moon as a calendar. At this time they started to hunt in preparation for winter. This moon is the only moon to rise at sunset and set at sunrise.
Sunset is at 6:49 PM and moonrise is at 6:40 PM moonset is at 7:57 AM, the tide at this location will be on the rise or flooding at this time. High tide occurs at 7:52. Tidal rise is 4.72 feet. The tide does not produce a very big current here so it isn’t going to make a difference in what direction we go and the distance is only about 1.5 miles. Unless we decide to venture out to the other islands nearby.
Now what and who you need to be and what you need to bring you need to- be a proficient paddler this is not BEGINNERS paddle due to the fact it will be nighttime. Sea kayaks with two sealed bulk heads both forward and aft or a sit on top. NO REC. BOATS, a PFD and it must be worn. You MUST HAVE A WHITE LIGHT OR RED AND GREEN NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS, (Coast guard regs.) LUMINESCENCE STICKS WILL NOT CUT IT. Bring some treats and libations to share.
When you get to the park you will go to the boat ramp which is the second entrance south of 528 the park closes at sunset but the boat ramp is open 24 hours.
Hope you can come see you then.