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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!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

a bunch of our marina neighbors whisked us away from work today for one last hurrah in Panama....we took a huge dugout to a magical place called Bird Island...these pics don't quite do it justice, but it was gorgeous. very King Kong. it's a rookery for red-billed tropicbirds and yellow-footed boobies, so once you get used to the guano smell it's a nerd's dream spot. The huge vines cascading down the sides are just begging to be swung on.....and there are birds tucked into every nook and cranny. the sea was a little rough for snorkeling but we decided to try it anyway...and were rewarded when we swam with huge deep blue parrotfish and swarms of queen angelfish.....

on the way home we checked out a friend's propoerty in the jungle, and had a scrumptious seafood dinner on the beach....mmmm......lobster, fish, calamari and shrimp in heaps of butter and garlic. what a fine farewell to Bocas!



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1 comment:

JKB said...

All of these pics are gorgeous! I can't believe you guys are leaving! Panama will miss you sooo much