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Both Brenda and I belong to the Diablo Sail and Power Squadron.  We joined mainly for the educational opportunities, and the chance to become better boaters.  We have also enjoyed the cruising and social activities of Diablo.  If anyone is interested in becoming a better boater, enjoying the company of other boaters, and participating in community service activities related to boating, you should check out your local squadron of the United States Power Squadrons.

There are about twenty sailboats in DSPS, but only two of us are really active.  You can see the other sailboat (Hunter 306) in the foreground of the sunset photo below.

The photo at the top of this page is offline at the docks at Devil's Isle, DSPS' private island.

On our first cruise with DSPS, we stopped at Devil's Isle.  As the photographer for the squadron, I frequently wander around looking for images that reflect what boating means to me.  I hope you enjoy this sunset over the flotilla.

I realize that there are some that go sailing for the solitude, while others look for the camaraderie of a larger group.  I like both, so it's hard for me to decide which is better.  Until I do, I'll keep cruising with the group, and finding quiet days to sail off on my own.  I do know one thing, there's nothing better than being out on the water, on my boat, trying to make up my mind.

So no matter which you choose, peaceful solitude or sailing with a group, may all your days be filled with full sails and calm waters, your evenings find you at a protected mooring, and may all your anchors hold through the night.

Let's go sailing...


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