Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday greetings!

December Blog
Merry Christmas!
The busy holiday season has is quite festive here at Driftwood and we hope you all come out to your marina and enjoy the magic of the season on the Delta.  
Social media is a great way to keep up on Delta happenings and one Facebook page that is on top of the hyacinth issue is Ca. Delta Chambers and Visitors Bureau.  They are doing a great job of posting updates on the problem as well as any state action / inaction regarding it.  As many of you have noticed, the hyacinth is everywhere!!!  The Boat parades in /Stockton and Marina West actually had to be cancelled as the waters were unnavigable and hazardous!!  The shipping channels are not being navigated at night by the big ships as their radar cannot decipher the hyacinth islands from land formations.  We’ve luckily been able to keep Driftwood relatively clear with constant, almost daily, sweeping. In the meantime, if you see small pieces floating in your slip please pull it out of the water.  If you can’t get it up to the dumpsters, call the office and we will move it.  We will continue to monitor and post updates and links to the situation on our FB page.  
Speaking of our Facebook Page, we hope you have “liked” us.  I encourage you to invite your friends to “like” like us too.  There have been some great articles and “throwback Thursday” photos there this month!
The 25th annual Antioch Holiday Delites Lighted Boat Parade was the first Saturday of December with 12 boats all decked out in their holiday finery. . The weather was perfect and the view of the boats was breathtaking.  Berthers Phil and Cheryl, Joe and Wrenda,  Nick and Barbara, as well as our assistant Harbormaster Jim and his wife Darlene, had their boats beautifully decorated.  In fact, Joe and Wrenda took first place in the over 35 foot category. The post parade and dinner was hosted by Bridge Marina Yacht Club and attended by nearly 100 people!  What a great way to interact with our fellow boaters.  
While we are on the subject  of Bridge Marina Yacht Club, we would like to congratulate our berther, Jim Davi on being installed Vice- Commodore and his wife, Cheryl on being installed as a director for 2015.  Their contribution and commitment to the  boating community is much appreciated.  
Just a reminder that the office will be closed on both Christmas and New Year’ s Day.
I wish you all a blessed and  meaningful Holiday Season