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Bethel Island ~ 2009
by John Woodson
photos by Bilge-Rat
had 75 deg days here for the past week - 4 friends stayed here Monday -
Harcourt, Harcourt, Butterman & Cardoza. [Delta Legal?]
The Sandin steamer is here for the winter. We have been
steaming/chuffing for last 2 days - what fun in the middle of "Indian
Not enough daylight yet to make a Stockton round trip, but we
will try that this spring.
We had 2 perfect days steaming/chuffing around the south
delta. Tuesday we were headed for Tinsley Island to check out the St
Francis Yacht Club facilities, but we started late and dawdled too much
along the way, exploring abandoned island camps and backwaters. We had
to turn back 4 miles from our destination because the low 7ft clearance,
Bacon Island Rd bridge was scheduled to close operation at 5pm. That
bridge had to open for us to return, see photo below.
We will embark earlier in the day next time.
GoogleEarth - find Stockton, then follow the ship channel west. Next
to Medford Island is smaller Tinsley Island inside a barrier island, the
South Hampton Lighthouse from SF Bay is there now. There should be a
couple of blue dots you can click on to display photos. We will make it
there next voyage! Also find B&W Resort, click on blue dots there to
see a few boat pix I have posted there for all to see.
~ Click photos to enlarge ~
Thanks for the great pix Wesley