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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!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Angel update

Hi again from Puerto Angel everybody....at long last here's the Hebe update: they´re still in Zihuat, trying to coax the engine to run. They rented a car, met us in Acapulco, got the coveted replacement parts from Danny, zoomed back to Zihuat, installed them with the help of their friendly local mechanic and....found out there's some other pump that needs some TLC. major bummer. all is not lost, however - it´s entirely possible that. with the help of the (very capable) mechanic, they can fix the other problem, and if worse comes to worse, they can always cut their losses and buy an outboard, as they had the wisdom and foresight to have Danny bring down a Hebe-sized outboard motor mount, too (just in case).

So, please keep those fingers crossed - and hopefully they'll be 'on the road again' in no time. we miss them!!

on a lighter note, we're loving puerto angel, and having a guest is a blast. we had a beautiful run here - nice winds, just enough becalmed time to enjoy an open-ocean swim, lots of dolphins, and dozens of sea turtles!

I keep meaning to fire up the laptop and write up a 'real' update, but it's hard to find time when our days are filled with making sure danny gets the full mexico experience: snorkeling, beer, wiffle, aimless lying about, swimming, etc. etc.

I'm going to try and post a couple pics now...hopefully it will work!!

much love to all, CC & AC

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