welcome to our blog!

This blog tells the story of our 22-month sailing journey from Oakland, California, to Bristol, Rhode Island, aboard our beloved Bristol 32 sailboat, Ute. Please feel free to browse through the archives (partway down the sidebar to your left) to see pics and read stories of our adventures in North America and Central America . (Sorry the first 3 months of the trip are missing - they vanished somewhere in an internet cafe in Mexico - but all you're missing is CA, Baja and Western Mex).

If you're trying to track us down now that we're landlubbers, try us at uteatlarge at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Hull Cleaned

Here is the wiffle paying field. So nice. UTE is in the background. Wiffle is so good on the beach minus the biting bugs at sunset and it would be perfect. Hopefully Zihuatanejo will be bug free.

Cora and I cleaned the bottom of the boat while in Tenacatita. So we can go so much faster. (1 knot) It was very fuzzy. A small crab lives in the port scupper and the creepy crawlies that live on the rest of the boat are freaking gross. It took us most of two hours to scrape all the gunk off the boat.

True love is when you get done cleaning the hull and are spraying yourself off and you ask your significant other to ´Check my ass crack for bugs´

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