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

nerd patrol

so here's something cool...when we saw those three little bats the other day I had a hunch they were this special kind of bat I've been trying to see for awhile: a tent-making bat. I just did a little online research and sure enough, they were none but. they strategically nibble at banana leaves to fashion little tents for themselves as roosts (a major innovation in the bat world). mug shot & more info at http://www.americazoo.com/goto/index/mammals/68.htm. very neat.

(some things about marina life are lame, but having internet access at home is pretty cool.)

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