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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!

Friday, December 15, 2006

after a rainy but fun weekend in El Bight we decided we had a check out the reef along the east coast of Guanaja, which is studded with tiny cays, some private, some public. Between the reef and the main island is a long, narrow, and blissfully deep lagoon just built for carefree daysailing: the tradewinds blow in over the reef, but the waves don't, and the water is at least 50' deep until you get right up next to the cays. (A smaller version of the much-touted sailing playground of Belize, evidently). And the frosting on the cake: those uber-helpful neighbors told us about a cay where there was a small resort that offers cruising boats free moorings, free ice, free water, and free wi-fi. To good to be true....? maybe....... Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Al and Cora: Hi and Happy New Year. I dont have your email adress. we saw Timmmm and Ariel for Christmas in Naples. Billmcfadden3@hotmail.com needs info on your boat (u can email me) LOA, draft, fixed / swing keel? etc. I am checking out places in NJ where it is usually rather shallow ( the water, not the people)

-Regards, Bill & Peg