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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!

Monday, November 20, 2006

We loved it so much.....

That we came back to Providencia, actually we never made it any farther than the sea bouy before we realized our trusty crew member, OTTO, was not functioning. We really don´t like hand steering and facing the possibility of a slog north without him, so we turned around.
We awoke the next morning to the weather report of a full blown norther entering the caribbean this weekend.
So we have dropped the hook and have been enjoying more of Providencia. We repaired otto and did a few other projects.
It looks like we will be waiting until at least thursday or friday before we head out again. Oh well. The life of a sailor is managed by break downs and weather. We can deal with that.

And this is to the arm-chair sailor that made the motor-sailign comment; You just wish you were here enjoying 60 cent beers and 80 degree water.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very wise decision! Forecast looks pretty bad, glad to hear you are holed up and waiting it out!
lol
G&G

Anonymous said...

Even if you had to pay 1 cent for each degree, your beers would stil beat the heat!! Happy Thanksgiving to all Ute guys!!!!!! We're sending love from NYC.

Oh one more thing, Lara called us last night to tell us that she scored 500 points in a Scrabble showdown with Maia. Suddenly we're not sure we'll ever play them. How's your Boggle game? What are you reading these days? Any chance we can send xmas gifts to Roatan? If so, address and wish list please!!!!!

XOXO
Fair winds,
Julie, Vanessa and baby

Anonymous said...

Even if you had to pay 1 cent for each degree, your beers would stil beat the heat!! Happy Thanksgiving to all Ute guys!!!!!! We're sending love from NYC.

Oh one more thing, Lara called us last night to tell us that she scored 500 points in a Scrabble showdown with Maia. Suddenly we're not sure we'll ever play them. How's your Boggle game? What are you reading these days? Any chance we can send xmas gifts to Roatan? If so, address and wish list please!!!!!

XOXO
Fair winds,
Julie, Vanessa and baby

Jen said...

I wish I was drinking with you on Tday in the heat! Happy Thanksgiving! I miss you two so much!

Please, like Julie, keep me in the loop on whether or not I can mail Xmas gifts to Roatan with address and wish list!

xoxo
Jen

Anonymous said...

Happy Turkey (or chicken) day. Price of beer all the way up to $.60! Outrageous! You should bargain them down to $.30...

Evvy