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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!

Thursday, August 24, 2006


as lovely as the domo geodesico was, staying warm at night became a priority so we ended up splurging and moving into one of the cabanas for our last night there....and it was perfect. absolutely perfect. like living in a little fairytale mountain cottage. A perfect spot to sip hot chocolate and watch 7 different species of hummingbirds come to the feeder.

I'm not sure if you can see it in this shot but this particular guy has a iridescent purple head. gorgeous.

thanks again Nancy for whisking us away to this magical spot....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This comment is coming from an OLD friend of Cora's Mom in Wisconsin...so old, in fact, that she has NEVER sent a comment to any blog anywhere! It is only after prompting by Marti to check out the Ecuador-like pics on the latest couple of postings that I am moved to write a note to say what a fantastic record you two have created. Better than the best travel guides, much better than a travelogue. Thanks so much for sharing your tropical travels. Jean (and Dick)

ncareypaint said...

Great overview of my trip to Panama. With a guide and translator like Cora and Allen's patience and driving, there could not have been a better end of my summer. More in the next couple of days. Traveling with you both has been quite wonderful. hugs,. nancy