We made it back to Sacramento!
We left Sacramento around 10am and got to Rio Vista about 1pm. I think we strolled at about 20is mph, when there weren't marinas
After this we headed out toward Pittsburg. We rounded the island and went past Pittsburg, then Antioch and made our way to what the locals called the "Delat Loop." Needless to say we didn't make it past Pittsburg before nightfall.
We tied our boat at the Antioch Marina and stayed the night in a hotel
after eating and drinking our fill.
The next morning (15 June) the wind was blowing and the swells were bigger then the day before. We started west to go back the way we came and found that going the opposite way throught one of the many sluoghs would be safer and a bit more pleasent. We entered the area near Rio Vista and headed up the river just as we came down.
It was a short trip. I learned a TON! I know a few more things about my boat and water and what happens when both of those collide in weather
not like a lake or river. I found some decent watering holes, friendly people at most marinas. All together my 2 friends and I had a blast. We will be sure to make the trip again.
The hopes of me makeing it to San Francisco have been sidelined. I now see the "interesting" conditions of what little delta
I saw. I didn't even make into some of the bays. It looks like I will have to wait for the "right" conditions in order to make my trek. Also, in the future I won't be making any out and back trips down there. We missed the Cajun feast at Isleton b/c we were presed for time. A trip shouldn't need to feel pressed. Live and learn.
Thanks to all that gave me advice. I will be back for more input on my next voyage!