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


1 comment:

Rick Carey said...

Congratulations, Allen!
You've now added an "I always wear sunglasses so I have inverse Raccoon eyes" tan to complement the truckdriver pattern.
If Cora'd make you a shirt of the proper layout you could tan your back into an always-available scrabble board. I don't know how she'd incorporate the square value numbers, though.

Just back from Ft. Lauderdale which is just about the biggest assemblage of boating activity I've ever seen. Got stuck at a drawbridge on the way to the airport [nearly an "oh,shit. Is there room to turn around and go the other way" moment] as a gigantic motor yacht came up one of the canals complete with a pilot standing atop the superstructure between two giant antenna housings and towboats tethered fore and aft to maneuver it around the tight corners. I've never seen so many giant boats (barely categorized as "boats", they're so many and so big) in one place.

Enjoy the ride.

Rick [& Ellen]