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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 03, 2006

Bocas Del Toro

Hey folks we made it to Bocas, Off to find our freinds, check in with the Capitania, have a few beers and some local food. Uneventful passage, dolphins, no rain, smooth running motor, 2 knot adverse current, light winds on the nose. Absolutely, fantasically, astoundingly easy passage to another paradise.


Rick Carey said...

Good News.

Did Allen catch any fish on the way or just sling bait into the water to help support the undersea ecology?


Anonymous said...

thanks for the update - nice to have a running engine and transmission, eh?


ncareypaint said...

nice to hear you arrived and had fair winds and following seas and a great boat well loved by Allen and appreciated by the returning crew. Busy here. Can't wait to sit and talk with you both - relax and get away from the life of the real estate person and future teacher. More soon. thrilled you are doing so great. nmc

Anonymous said...

I'm sort of misty-eyed thinking back to a time when Allen watched over the boat while you tended to penguins instead of Marti. I love following along in your book of life's adventures. The Carey's are writing a beautiful story.

p.s. give my love to Jen, Michael, Ves and 4th friend!!!!!