By Christine Weaver | August 12, 2020 | Isleton, CA | 3
With all other in-person events canceled for this year’s Delta Doo Dah cruising rally, we were pleased that Delta Bay Marina in Isleton was able to welcome about a half dozen boats and 20 fleet members on Sunday afternoon.
Delta Bay is located just off the San Joaquin River at Sevenmile Slough. Temps that day hit the mid-90s, with just a light breeze.
We set up a table, handed out free magazines and bumper stickers, and sold some shirts and burgees from previous years — this year’s swag having long since sold out.
Members of Peninsula Yacht Club hosted us on the marina side of the levee, preparing grilled burgers and homemade salad, and scoops of ice cream, all for an optional donation. Like Island YC in Alameda, Peninsula was evicted from the Docktown Marina in Redwood City. Their clubhouse has been torn down to make way for development.
Across the street below the levee, Park Delta Bay put on their usual Sunday Market, with arts and crafts booths, fresh local produce for sale, and music provided by a singer/guitarist.
Mary Lovely of Green Buffalo commented that the event felt comfortable and safe. Everyone wore masks except while eating or drinking, and the docks and grounds never felt awkwardly crowded.
The 17th Annual International Oceans Film Festival is on now. The event which usually runs in March has this year become a virtual event. In addition to the online screenings, the IOFF is hosting livestream interviews, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions with filmmakers.