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Do It Yo’ Damn Self

The sunsets in the Delta have been spectacular.

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Time slips away in a blur when you’re on vacation, but even more so when your vacation takes to you to the Delta to enjoy warm days, mellow nights and good friends. This year’s Delta Doo Dah was planned as a do-it-yourself affair to allow folks to schedule their up-Delta days (and daze) around the ‘Summer of Sailing’ activities, and this writer and her husband are currently enjoying their own DIY Doo Dah.

Brian and Erik Jones model their sassy custom Delta Doo Dah t-shirts: “You wanna Doo Dah? DIYDS! Do it yo’ damn self!”

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Of course no Delta trip would be complete without a stop at the ever-welcoming-and-fun Owl Harbor on Twitchell Island. Devery Stockon and her wonderful crew greet every Doo Dah’er like old friends — in fact, many are — and offer full run of their delightful marina/resort/farm. Grab one of the marina’s bikes and enjoy a ride around the island or simply down to the community garden market cart for some fresh tomatoes or cukes. Run out of eggs for your morning omelette? Drop by the office for some laid by the marina’s 30 (!) chickens. Or do what we did, and time your arrival so you can enjoy the marina’s monthly movie night, complete with free popcorn.

Devery and Kurtis, as always, showed Doo Dah’ers a good time.

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Since so many Doo Dah’ers planned to stop at the marina for Saturday’s movie night — The Birdcage was showing — Devery also put on a little potluck BBQ for anyone who cared to show up. Of course, everyone did! It was so much fun that those of us who didn’t leave for other Delta hotspots staged another one last night. 

The crews of Aquavit, Georgia, Gazelle, LaDonna Jean, Sweet Tea and Guenevere enjoyed a second potluck yesterday.

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If you haven’t planned your own personal Doo Dah, there’s no time like the present. Register for the event — it’s free! — and you’ll be eligible for some awesome discounts at various marinas along the way, including Owl Harbor! 

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