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Old 08-11-2016, 08:12 PM   #41
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Al, old videos and undated pictures won't get it. I don't believe that this is happening. You have to put up a picture of you in your Speedo with the front page of the current newspaper for confirmation. I don't believe for a minute that Meg would turn you loose on the world for two weeks totally unsupervised.
Al, I must admit that Don's comment crossed my mind too! Wow! What a lady! (I just remembered...you bought her a new house recently, didn't you?)

All kidding aside, I've learned more about the Delta from your writings than I ever dreamed. Keep it up (the writings that is) as I really enjoy cruising the Delta with you...albeit vicariously.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:23 PM   #42
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Al, old videos and undated pictures won't get it. I don't believe that this is happening. You have to put up a picture of you in your Speedo with the front page of the current newspaper for confirmation. I don't believe for a minute that Meg would turn you loose on the world for two weeks totally unsupervised.
I can do that, Moonman, but you might regret it. It's not something that you can "unsee." Would you accept a copy of this post in the background on my laptop? I don't have any newspapers...does anyone get those any longer?

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Al, I must admit that Don's comment crossed my mind too! Wow! What a lady! (I just remembered...you bought her a new house recently, didn't you?)

All kidding aside, I've learned more about the Delta from your writings than I ever dreamed. Keep it up (the writings that is) as I really enjoy cruising the Delta with you...albeit vicariously.
No we didn't buy a house yet but we're looking. Yes, I'm lucky to have a wife who supports me in my boating/fishing pursuits. In a way, I think she enjoys the peace and quiet.

The CA Delta is filled with thousands of gems hidden under a thin veneer of old. It's fun finding and experiencing the treasures.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:24 PM   #43
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I backed off about 100 ft and waited. Then he came onto CH 16 apologizing for his "my bad!" (no kidding, MB...he used your name in vain!)
LOL....wouldn't be the first time I reckon....

Your detailed journey, is a real blast to follow! Can't wait to read more.

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Old 08-11-2016, 08:36 PM   #44
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Tomorrow, I think I'll run the length of Georgiana Slough. Georgiana is one of the Deltas most beautiful sloughs and is 5 mph/no wake most of the way, so it's a lazy, beautiful cruise best enjoyed with classical music blaring. If the spirit moves me, I might stop in to Oxbow for an ice cream sandwich. I'll be exiting Georgiana on the Mokelumne River just N of the Mokelumne River Bridge.

I'll follow the South Fork into the Terminus area and throw the hook over at the Secret Cove or further up the South Fork in an area heavily treed south of Wimpy's. If I go to the Secret Cove, I'll turn off the AIS before arrival to conceal its true location from the unvetted reader.

The town of Terminus used to be a significant terminal for the transportation of area crops. It's long since ceased in that role, but is the current day location of a busy Tower Park Marina and campground with an Italian restaurant, a bar, general store, ice cream shop, kayak and SUP rentals and other marine support and sales businesses. It's a good place to restock, rock out or rest up.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:00 PM   #45
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OK, Moon Unit...I updated today's pictures including a shot of Steve Cary's boat, Cary'd Away. And he was onboard as a witness!

Gunkholing in the CA Delta

.....mic drop......
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:24 PM   #46
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:35 PM   #47
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Recalling the "Shock the Pool" in budgie smugglers aka sluggos pic ,please don`t worry about the Speedos pic. We believe you!
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:14 PM   #48
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I had a great run down the full length of Georgiana Slough today. I stayed at no wake speed the whole way while listening to classical music. I went single engine for about 4 miles just for the heck of it. It was nice, but I fired up trusty #2 before bridges and docking.

I stopped along the way at Oxbow Marina, one of the delta's more beautiful marinas. The transient dock was posted reserved for a local yacht club arriving today, so I just ducked in, bought some ice cream, dropped some trash and dashed. The p[lace was calm and quiet, but as I continued down Georgiana Sl, I was passed by a long train of inbounders. I got out of there just in time before the revelry starts.

I got some great pics and videos from today's run down Georgiana. I'll post them separately in a bit. Sometimes Youtube doesn't like bits of music playing in the background in videos. Other times it's allowed if incidental to the video. I hope they come through OK.

I proceeded up the South Fork of the Mokelumne River toward Terminus after leaving Georgie Girl. I approached the Super Secret Cove only to find it under assault by a couple dozen sea scouts on their summer romp! As much as I wish I could have joined them, I opted out. I asked and they'll be leaving tomorrow AM, so I'll try to return tomorrow.

On the way out, I saw the hyacinth removal contractor working the area ridding this invasive pest of a plant. I asked if they were slated to clean the cove as I had reported hyacinth growth to the authorities afte rthe July 4th holiday. They were working another area, Sycamore Slough, and didn't have the cove on their schedule.

Eureka! It's Friday at about 1330 and they almost done for the week clearing hyacinth from the next slough to the north! I'll duck in there to see how it looks.

As I entered the slough, the last extractor was exiting the slough with his last load of hyacinth. They were calling it a weekend! I found myself in a clean and quiet slough, so I dropped both hooks, bow and a stern anchor to control the drift. After setting the hook, the other contractor motored by on his way to park his boat for the weekend. I now have the place to myself!!

Tomorrow, I'll head back to the Cove to see if I can get in there after the kids leave. I bet the urine count will be high there after they leave!! Note to self....no fishing in the Cove tomorrow.
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Old 08-12-2016, 06:32 PM   #49
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Here are some pics from today's trip down the Georgiana Slough. Past Oxbow Marina and Tyler Island Bridge.
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Interesting to follow your voyage, Al. Was about to ask you about hyacinth issues. Thanks for the update. ... Georgiana Slough looks very scenic, with no need for above-true-trawler-speed boats.
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I stopped along the way at Oxbow Marina, one of the delta's more beautiful marinas. The transient dock was posted reserved for a local yacht club arriving today, so I just ducked in, bought some ice cream, dropped some trash and dashed. ...
Wish there was a clearing -house site where one could confirm the availability of dock space. For now, one might inquire with individual marina and club web-sites, even assuming they are current, but telephonic confirmation can provide some certainty.
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Wish there was a clearing -house site where one could confirm the availability of dock space. For now, one might inquire with individual marina and club web-sites, even assuming they are current, but telephonic confirmation can provide some certainty.
I just call them enroute. Any smartphone will pull the number right up with voice commands.
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There you are!
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:12 AM   #55
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Walt, that's where I was passing through yesterday. Today I'm in Sycamore Slough north of Terminous. Marinetraffic has not caught up with my slow boat! Boatbeacon has me spot on.

I'm turning off the pseudo-AIS to conceal the location of the Super Secret Cove. I'll be relocating to there in an hour or so. When I arrive, I plan to launch the dink for the first time this trip. I've got a Merc 2-stroke 15 that needs to be exercised. This'll be a great area to do that in.

Here are some videos I recorded yesterday on my lazy trip down Georgianna Slough while listening to some classical music.





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Making ice tea on the hot deck. The Breeze Booster really helps direct good airflow through the cabin.

Last night's setting sun
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Al, I find the "wind sock" on the bow of Flywright interesting! Did you do it as a joke or did you do it to facilitate boat handling in close quarters? (Slip?)
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The sock is a nice aviatic touch.
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I prefer the Jet Fuel Only markers on the fuel tanks but the windsock on the pulpit is cool too.
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