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!

Friday, October 13, 2006

from the mouth of the Bay to the mouths of the bull...

One year ago today, at 11:45 P.M., we shivered as the ebbing tide swept us out of the San Francisco Bay and under the twinkling, imposing Golden Gate Bridge......

.....and now, twelve months, 4,000+ miles, and six countries later, we're sweating and swatting mosquitoes in the mangroves....

Who woulda thunk it?

We'll drink a special toast tonight to Danny and Jonas, our crew on the first leg - we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for putting up with 16-foot freezing-cold seas and burnt cinnamon rolls. We are forever in your debt!!

And thanks to all the rest of you who have made this amazing journey possible in so many ways!

Love, UTE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

$5 says Danny consciously put on the "i'm a serious sailor face" look before you took that picture.