Moonlight paddle held on the Appomattox River

Published 1:05 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Friends of the Appomattox River (FAR) recently enjoyed a “moonlight paddle” on Sandy River Reservoir. Embarking on the lake at 7:15 p.m. on the balmy evening of July 20, 19 paddlers in six canoes and eight kayaks enjoyed a leisurely paddle, watching the sun set as an osprey dove for fish in the upper end of the lake. After a couple of hours of relaxation and socializing, participants turned their boats toward the lower end of the lake and watched the full moon (known in July as the “Buck Moon”) emerge from behind the trees. The moonlight paddle is an annual event, one of many various trips enjoyed by the Friends of the Appomattox River. Pictured are, from left, front row, Sandy Wilcox, Noelle Shear, middle, kneeling, Lee Woodruff, Sandy Heinemann, David Lewis, Ann Ligon; back row, standing, Beth Woodruff, Al Lookofsky, Betsy Lookofsky, Jim Davis, Ron Heinemann, Elizabeth Garner, John Garner, Bobby Hurt, Woody Ligon, Corson Spencer and Bill Shear.