Full Moon at Lotus Garden Park

Lotus Garden Park is a small roadside park on the south side of Sandbridge Road, operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Virginia Beach. There is parking available for 10-12 cars.

 

 

We will paddle about 3 miles south from the launch to northern end of Back Bay.  The sunset is at 7:05 PM and the full moon will rise at 7:10 PM.  We did this same route the last couple of years and the view of the moon rising over Sandbridge was spectacular.

If we arrive at Back Bay early we can look for the homestead of Grace Sherwood (The Witch of Pungo) on the banks of Muddy Creek.

Please bring a light for the return trip.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great paddle and even saw a falling star. Thanks Curtis and Laura. My first full moon paddle and such a wonderfly group. I'm ready for October full moon

    September 20, 2013

  • Shari B.

    Thanks Curtis for your towing Service...Never had a problem with keeping up with a group before. I suspect it was due to the seaweed,etc adding drag to all the surface area of my kayak..Anyway,I certainly enjoyed paddling with the group..I never seen a moonrise....so beautiful over sandbridge....

    September 20, 2013

  • Bev K.

    Great paddle with fun people. The weather was perfectly clear, and the moon over Back Bay and the marsh was so beautiful. Thank you for organizing this trip! Really enjoyed it, and hoping for another paddle at the full moon next month!

    September 20, 2013

  • Matt

    Thanks for organizing this full moon paddle. Had I ventured out alone I'm confident I would have gotten lost. By the way - I forgot to share the fish with the group that jumped in my boat on the return paddle. I'll save it for next time. :-)

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people, looking forward to the next paddle!

    September 20, 2013

  • Karen

    So much fun with great company! Thanks everyone.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent weather and a fun group of paddlers.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Tarcela M.

    Looking forward to see some pictures!!! Sorry I missed this trip.

    September 19, 2013

  • Matt

    I know this is a crowded event but I hate to miss it so I'm going to squeeze in somewhere. I look forward to see you all this evening. :-)

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there a special type of light we need? I plan to attend.

    September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A head lamp is good if you have one

      September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    RSVP'd yes but I'll be working on the Eastern Shore Thursday and not sure if I'll make it in time. If I do I'll be sure to show up though!!

    September 17, 2013

  • Bev K.

    I just spoke with the church secretary at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, which is across the street from Lotus Garden Park. She said it would be OK if some of us park in the church parking lot, since they do not have any events going on this Thursday evening.

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have just signed up for this moonlight paddle. I have 2 friends that would like to come on this paddle as well, is that ok?

    September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Friends are welcome. We can park cars behind each other to make more room for parking.

      September 12, 2013

  • Karen

    There are a lot of folks signed up which is awesome, just worried about parking at the launch - I put in here a lot. People carpooling? I can only carry one boat, but I live close by in Red Mill if anyone wants to carry my boat to save parking space, 14 ft Old Town Cayuga.

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Karen, I can fit a second boat, if you've got some straps. I'm coming from Chesapeake. I'll write you directly to discuss.

      September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great trip for new paddlers.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am fairly new to paddling. I am going to rsvp yes, but if this is not a trip for a new be let me know and I will cancel

    September 6, 2013

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