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Sunset, moon rise paddle?

We will paddle approximately 2.5 miles into the sunset.  We will have a short stop at Angelo's for something to eat.  We will head back out into a beautiful full moon rise.  On our return trip some caution will need to be taken since the tide will be on the way out.  This will increase our chances for some oyster bed sightings and sometimes even an encounter without a sighting.

Attendees will be responsible for thier own transportation and boat.  All required safety gear will be required (PFD [life vest], light, signaling device [horn, whistle...]).

Plan on launching no later than 6:45.  The duration of this paddle will depend on your paddling skills and speed.  We will be paddling against an outgoing tide into the sunset.  We will have the tide with us on the return trip.  It is an easy paddle even for the novice paddler.

If you would be iterested in a one way paddle, you will need to make you own transportation arrangements between Angelo's and the launch. 

A partly cloudy sky makes this a spectacular trip.  Bring your cameras because you will have some wonderful views of the sunset.  Lets hope for some weather to the west of us!

This will be the last sunset/moonrise paddle for the summer.  The next one will be September at the earliest.

Angelo's will most liekly be very busy this holiday weekend.  I will call Thursday and see if reservations can be made for the attendees.  If we are unable to get a table, it may be advisable to bring a snack. 

This is in no way connected to Angelo's.  Participation at Angelo's is not required.  I am in no way responsible for the safety of any of the participants.  Any fees, will be your responsibilty.  The last time we paddled this trip, there were no launch or parking fees.


Sun and Moon Data for One Day

The following information is provided for Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida (longitude W84.3, latitude N30.4):

        25 May 2013           Eastern Daylight Time          

        Begin civil twilight       6:11 a.m.                 
        Sunrise                    6:38 a.m.                 
        Sun transit                1:34 p.m.                 
Sunset                     8:31 p.m.                 
        End civil twilight         8:58 p.m.                 

        Moonrise                   8:13 p.m. on preceding day
        Moon transit               1:38 a.m.                 
        Moonset                    7:02 a.m.                 
Moonrise                   9:19 p.m.                 
        Moonset                    8:04 a.m. on following day

Full Moon on 25 May 2013 at 12:26 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Please arrive early and be prepared for an on time launch.



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  • Brenda G

    I found a waterproof 360 light at walmart. Red everready light. I don't know how to attach a phone pic to this site. If someone will give me an email address I will send a pic so u can post

    May 27, 2013

  • James K.

    Great paddle and dinner. I am still confused by the light requirement and have been unable to find a requirement for an all around light just have a light available.

    May 26, 2013

  • Carol

    Thanks for a great trip-great paddle, great food, great people. It doesn't get much better than that. OK, now who is going to come up with the best innovation for FL compliant lighting and share it with everyone?

    May 26, 2013

  • andy

    Thanks for posting the pictures. They are fantastic! I never think to take any photos. I'm always just enjoying the moment!

    May 26, 2013

  • andy

    We had a great time. It was nice meeting y'all and seeing some friends as well. We will do more night paddles in the fall (and after adding some gear to the kit). It was nice of FWCC to just write the warning citations.

    Let's get together for more paddling trips!

    May 26, 2013

  • Ky S.

    Went very well. Had a great time met some nice people and even met some nice marine patrol officers! Wish it could of lasted longer!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Brenda

    Had a great time. Good group of people. Looking forward to the next adventure!

    May 26, 2013

  • andy

    Looking forward to this short little paddle. It looks like the weather is going to be fantastic! We may not get any clouds for the contasting colors but it will still be nice. There may be gnats at the launch so be prepared for them. They shouldn't bother us on the water.

    We can drive down to the end to launch. We will have to park back away from the put in. There is a place near the trees about half way back towards the road.

    See y'all there!

    May 25, 2013

  • Ky S.

    Not sure if I'll be back in town in time will try to make the launch

    May 24, 2013

  • Carol

    might have a friend join for dinner, but not paddle, am also forwarding email to a paddling friend, don't know if she can join us, or if she will be able to respond without joining the meetup site.

    May 23, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Im gonna miss this one too. Bummer

    May 21, 2013

  • Brenda G

    I have plans already but please keep me posted on the next one. Enjoyed it last time and would like to attend if you plan another. Great place for dinner and short paddle trip. Thanks

    May 21, 2013

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