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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!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

We probably forgot to mention that about four weeks ago, the benevolent owner of Bocas marina took pity on my sewing out onthe docks in the blazing tropical sunlight, and offered us the use of a "shop" space in exchange for patching some sails, etc. You can't imagine how much we're appreciating it! The space is what used to be the marina office when they first built it....as you can see it comes equipped with not only a table and power, but also a friendly red dog, and airbrushed palm trees whose fronds have an odd testicular quality to them.

Said owner is now trying to convince us to stay here and make it a permanent arrangement. As he put it the other day, "Hell, you not only have a shop, but it even comes with a dog....what more could you ask for?"

Tempting as the offer is, I think it's time to move on. It has been a super setup though, and we're very very grateful.

As for the red dog, well, I may just try and stow her away when the captain's not looking..... Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

JKB said...

Ahh.. ergonomics. The owners probably just saved you from developing a hunched back. I am so not surprised that they, along with all marina owners that have met you, want to adopt you - you guys are way more loveable than even gladys.