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#1 Cpt Davenport

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Posted 26 September 2022 - 01:55 PM

We snuck off to the water this weekend for a quick overnight on the Delta. We normally avoid large campgrounds but we found one that was so clean, welcoming and loaded with perks, that we couldn't resist! Only 2 hours from home offered us a quiet place to camp with a valet tractor that picks you up in your boat right from your campsite then takes you down to the water and launches you. This made for a great day on the water with over 1000 miles of waterways to explore. We found several great places right on the water to wet our whistle. We first shot down to Garlic Brothers then over to Windmill Cove. Next we hit The Rusty Porthole. Then we found a sweet little island for a nap on the beach then finished up at Sugar Barge. Called up the tractor and they put us and the boat right back in our campsite. Quick shower then an amazing dinner with surf and turf right on the water. Weather was epic and water was absolute glass all day. 

 

Good stuff and right close to home.

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#2 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 27 September 2022 - 01:24 AM

Sounds like a nice place to unlax, do a bit of delta cruising, and get pampered a bit.  I regret never taking my CDory down there.


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Posted 27 September 2022 - 02:32 PM

The SJ Delta is the great secret, most people do not realize how much it has to offer. You were a 5 min walk to my home when you were at Garlic Brothers. Next time try breakfast at Bob's next to the Garlic Brothers, their hamburgers are also great. 

 

 

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#4 Cpt Davenport

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Posted 27 September 2022 - 04:03 PM

Will do Bill, Thanks for the tip. I think we will go back in a couple weeks. I love the ease factor of my FWC for strike missions like this! As much as I want to travel the country with it, I'm forced to keep my nose to the grindstone and work. Someday perhaps I will reach the point of retirement, but until then I will just keep picking off as many mini excursions as I can! Delta is a great place with great people, food, fishing and entertainment. My in laws were the owners of Turner Cut Resort for a couple generations. They sold a few years ago. It was nice to get back up there.


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#5 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 27 September 2022 - 06:44 PM

Boy a valet tractor,that's pretty cool.

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Posted 27 September 2022 - 09:22 PM

Boy a valet tractor,that's pretty cool.

Frank

 

The valet put-in caught my eye, also.  It's a natch for any on the water or near the water CG which caters to boaters who are in truck campers, Class B, Class C, or Class A campers towing their boat.  I wonder how often such services are present at coastal or interior CGs on larger lakes and rivers?

 

Main drawback being it may take away one of the more enjoyable aspects of boating--the launch ramp follies.

 

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#7 Cpt Davenport

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Posted 27 September 2022 - 11:21 PM

"Main drawback being it may take away one of the more enjoyable aspects of boating--the launch ramp follies."

 

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Agreed! Even I have forgotten the plug, parked the trailer and returned to find my boat slowly sinking! Never a dull moment at the launch ramp.


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Posted 28 September 2022 - 01:31 PM

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Main drawback being it may take away one of the more enjoyable aspects of boating--the launch ramp follies.

 

Foy

 

You can always watch Broncos Guru and the Drain Plug Mafia on YouTube.   Just as entertaining, a wider spectrum of foolish behavior, and it saves gasoline. :)


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Posted 28 September 2022 - 04:04 PM

That was a fun, relaxing, and rejuvenating getaway! Thanks for sharing the fun. About my only experience in the Delta, so many years ago, was the Speakeasy at the Ryde Hotel.


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Posted 29 September 2022 - 01:28 AM

nice report. sounds like a great area.

i definitely like the tractor launch. for years i towed a boat with a grand cherokee, etc.  always able to look straight out the back window. this past week, launching my driftboat with my ATC, i looked like a total newbie. sheesh.

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