Join us in Grand Marais for Stone Harbor’s Full Flower Moon Kayaking tour on May 25th. It’s our first full moon kayaking tour of 2013 and we are excited to bring out the kayaks after a long, cold winter.
All transportation, kayaking equipment, wetsuit, kayak, paddle, PFD, dry bag, other kayak accessories and a snack are provided. We meet at Stone Harbor and launch from East Bay Beach. For more details, check out our Kayaking Tours page.
By the way, are you wondering where we got the name Full Flower Moon? According to space.com, full moon names date back to Native American tribes of a few hundred years ago who lived in what is now the northern and eastern United States. Those tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred.
There were some variations in the moon names, but, in general, the same ones were used throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England on west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names. Since the lunar (or “synodic”) month is roughly 29.5 days in length on average, the dates of the full moon shift from year to year.