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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, April 17, 2006


Happy Easter!
WE are in Golfito, checking out of the country. We think we should leave on Wednesday and then check into panama the next day. We will post more tomorrow, regarding birthdays and sloths!


ncareypaint said...

Hey, great - am just getting up 5:30 am - seems rather early this day. Birthdays are wonderful . Think I forgot Jason MacLean's which is on the 11th as well - hugs. nmc

ncareypaint said...

4) Don?t leave your boat unattended at Balboa, Panama. We all went ashore at noon, and came back an hour later and found the 75 pound CQR gone. The shackles had been moused and the anchor had been seized to the windlass, but that didn?t slow down the thief.

found this while looking for Gulfito - some spell it Golfito, Costa Rica. Thought you might already know about Panama - Sloths - are there any there?
hugs. nmc

Zachary said...


ncareypaint said...

sloths - do you have a new pet. Buster will be whelmed. Sitting at the computer - thinking of you both. Wish I could meet you this week of vacation. Fair winds and followng seas. nancy