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.