This past weekend was a busy one for Delta Doo Dah participants and our Delta sailors. Owl Harbor held their annual tenant party, and just down the road at Willow Berm Marina was the 20th “Taste of the Delta” festival. Devery Stockton and the crew at Owl Harbor have been longtime Delta Doo Dah supporters, and open this event up to DDD participants who want to come for a day of fun in the sun in Isleton.
This year’s festivities kicked off with the Dinghy Poker Run. Participants gather in Three Mile Slough on vessels of all types: powered dinghies, kayaks, paddle boards, rowboats, jet skis, small sailboats and more. They move down the slough, from dock to dock, collecting their hand. The best hand wins.
In the late afternoon, the Whoo Hop party began. The theme was a ’50s and ’60s sock hop. With cold refreshments, a food truck serving up gourmet burgers and hot dogs, and a table of salads followed by an ice cream bar, there were a lot of happy faces in the crowd. The decorations never disappoint, with vinyl records hanging from the celling and a dance floor that was packed with guests enjoying the music of a bygone era.
The weekend’s weather was hot-hot-hot, so most everyone spent the rest of the weekend swimming and cooling off in the shade. Our preferred Delta Doo Dah summer pastime is to kick our feet up on a float in the water and catch up with the latest issue of Latitude 38.
These events are always a great opportunity to connect with friends old and new, and share a bit of Delta magic. Although the Delta Doo Dah is winding down for this season, there’s still time to enter (free and easy to do online) and enjoy the best of what the region has to offer. Delta Bay Marina has moved their annual August event to September, so we will be keeping registration open a bit later than usual. We look forward to seeing you on the water!