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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!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

timing is everything....

Hi everybody and hope you had a great turkey day!! Ours didn´t include turkey, but we did partake of a truly lovely rotisserie chicken that we secured in a major chicken bidding war. Yum...

It´s looking like tomorrow is the day..the day to leave for Roatan...for real this time! The big norther that swept through here this week was much bigger than anyone here expected it to be and we couldn´t be happier that we decided to sit tight...that was some serious wind! We´ll have many stories to tell when we get to Roatan and can post pics too, but for now suffice to say we weathered the storm and are getting ready to go. What´s funny is we feel like we´ve already been underway for about four days, but apparently we´re still in the same spot. At least it´s a damn nice spot to wake up in.....

As I write this, Allen is downloading weather charts on the computer next to me, and just informed me that a tropical storm may be developing in our area in the next 36 hours. Hmmm....well, We´ll see what they say on the shortwave net tomorrow morning (broadcasting from Roatan) and take it from there. My hunch is we´ll likely be able to leave anyway. The next big front coming down from the Gulf looks like it will start moving in on Thursday, so we´d better skedaddle while we can. It´s recently come to our attention that the month of December is just over the horizon....how is that possible? Wasn´t it just Halloween??

We did all our provisioning last night so today we´re off for one more succulent meal of black crab and other local delicacies, and some beach time. We´re nearly out of propane, and need to conserve it for the passage to Honduras, which is a great excuse to eat food cooked someplace other than Ute! what can we say, we do what we gotta do.

Big turkey hugs to all and catch ya later. or sooner. time will tell. Love, UTE

1 comment:

ncareypaint said...

Turkey hugs to you both as well. May your trip to Roatan be wonderful and gentle and uneventful. Talked to Marti just now. She also saw your blog about not having left yet. Montana has -1 weather so it sounds as if Wisc and NH are going to be in for some cold stuff soon. We are having mild and gentle weather here. Mike and Cally did a great job here getting ready for T day in Kittery - it was delightful to have them and I really did very litte cooking - well none. Table setting and bed blowing up was fun and it did take a couple of days getting stuff replaced and all dishes put away - missing you both. Off to goof off in front of the TV - why- nothing of interest really. Am reading The Age of the Spiritual Machine - very techy and rather beyond much of my knowledge - basically, computers are going to be as complex as the human brain and we will be able to download all in our brain to the brain computer on your desk top - who is real? it or you? 2020 prediction for the possibility. 16 years I may still be here. well - too much to comtemplate - fair winds and following seas. hugs and love nmc