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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, September 14, 2006



a kapok tree and its fierce looking thorns - the fluff that surrounds this tree's seeds is what they used to use to stuff life jackets, until they invented the weird toxic stuff they put in them these days.

1 comment:

JKB said...

Dang. It's thorny. What does kapok mean? Is the "fluff" the green leaves?