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!

Monday, May 15, 2006

getting closer . . .

Danny and Gabby are here. happy and healthy.
Rick and Bill are here. happy and healthy.
having 4 crew to boss around and put to work is dreamy. and, they´re pretty excellent company to boot. we are bouncing off the walls with anticipation, excitment, nervousness.
best quote from the experience so far:
Brian (looking out the window of the taxi): Hey, what´s that building?
Cora: That´s another one of the Smithsonian labs. There are a whole bunch of tanks where they do fish research, but we don´t know what kind.
Brian: they´re probably trying to build a tuna that Allen can catch.

[we have yet to catch a really edible fish in 7 months of sailing].

we finally have our new camera. I am ecstatic. hopefully we´ll have pics for the blog soon....working on it.

more soon, love to all, CC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To the people who got C & A a new camera, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! Seriously, thank you for the photos that will come from the Canal and beyond! Al, keep the faith. The fish will come. Couldn't be happier for the crossing. God speed. Right winds and happy times ahead.