Hosted by Jim and Sunny Lawson, this annual event is a row from Brannan Island State Park to Decker Island for lunch, then back.
This fearsome tiki was a new addition to the island's dock area where we stood around and ate our picnic lunches.
The Delta was still misty, so we loitered around at the launch ramp for a while waiting for it to lift a bit...it did.
This barge dared to contest the right of way -- some boaters just think they own the river!
Approaching Decker Island with most of the group still crossing the Sacramento River.
A wrecked wooden cruiser was tied to the shore.
Pulling into the dock, beach and lunch area.
We had lunch in the same spot, and with the same weather as last year.
A performance fiberglass pulling boat, whose operator kindly let me get to the beach first, rowing my new Cosine Wherry.
Bill and Wendy Doll tying up at the dock.
Starting the return trip are a Delap skiff and an Ed Foster dory design.
Back at the ramp, Steve secures his new Oaracle for the trip home.
Two of Ed Foster's magnificent boats -- a Peapod and his Norse Dory "Augusta".
My "new" Cosine Wherry was a joy to row! It seems to weigh much less than the predicted 100 lbs in the plans, particularly when compared to the 300 lb Chamberlain Dory Skiff that I usually row.