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, October 02, 2006

Allen has been working his patooty off on dozens of projects...the one he seems to be most proud of is preparing our ratlines for assembly...these lovingly varnished pieces of wood will soon be transformed into a bad-ass pirate-style rope ladder hanging from our rig.....the theory being that if we ever actually get our butts out of Bocas and head for San Blas, we will be able to scramble up the ladder to watch out for scary reefs that want to take a bite out of our hull.
Thanks again Timmy for scoring us this gorgeoous, probably-endangered-and-illegal, amazing hardwood from Costa Rica....funny that it took us like five months to find time to make these. Posted by Picasa

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