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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!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Also Starring



Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo, the whole group! We have goodies to bring you. Any special requests? Also, are you going to have canal buddies?!!


ncareypaint said...

Hi - Skye is here. We are sending a joint message. If you have time in Panama City, would you look at the Craft Coop for baskets from the Wounan women and molas...they have great collections of both. If you have some way to put a couple "special"

Skye writing: Just last week I was fondling my little Wounan basket thinking about how I can get there again.Loved Panama...I spent time there with a friend at STRI and we traveled around in the highlands, hiking over the ridge. Great place to visit! Terribly envious of your trip, still.
Enjoy it all...

kevin said...

Hi Cora, Allen,
My mom (Debby Baldwin) gave me the link to this site- I have spent most of my morning reading your past posts (back to Acapulco at least) and ended up taking lunch an hour late so I could finish... :) I am so jealous. I did a similar trip a few years ago on a friend's boat (powerboat, but still fun) and am slowly, generally preparing to do something like it again on my own boat (Dreanought 32). It is awesome to read about your experiences in the places I visited and get your perspectives (I had a totally different impression of Huatulco- There's a real marina there now?? we were there 18 days waiting for the Tehuanepec window- I loved it- one of my favorite spots, esp. La Crucecita). Also cool to hear about places I missed, like Bahia Del Sol. I was imagining myself trying to get my boat over that bar with my little 10HP diesel. *shiver*.
Anyway, best of luck with the transit... and I hope to here about the San Blas Islands in the next few weeks/months. (I hope you are going there...!!)

-Kevin Baldwin

andrej said...

Hello ute, thats andrej in emeryville, tell hello to brian and bill, you are sooooo cool, - :)