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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

around the cape...Gracias a Dios!

after our lovely stay in Prov it was onward - northward that is - to the Bay Islands. We spent almost exactly 5 days getting here (here being Isla Guanaja). It was a long, wet, rolly, green-gilled slog of a trip. I had written up a colorful little account of the trip, describing every bone-chilling wave in detail, but after we found out how Starlet had fared, we can hardly complain. Suffice to say it was a challenging but successful trip on tiny and tender boat, a salty combination of a ride on a Tilt-a-Whirl, an Outward Bound experience, and going through astronaut training. There were some fun and funny parts, like when a brown booby - who we dubbed Dodohead - attempted a landing on a solar panels and came crashing down into the cockpit on my watch. Scared the crap outta me! He rejected our welcome gift of kippered herring, choosing instead to gum on the lines tying down the outboard. After a rolly half hour of glaring at us and pecking at everything on our stern, he merrily ejected guano in a perfect ring on our stern laz and took off for friendlier pastures.....




Allen says he likes how the booby and I are wearing the same expression in this shot......

2 comments:

Rick Carey said...

No, Cora, the Booby doesn't have any tatoos.

Rick

Kathleen Scott said...

Cora! You have grown up!! Don't know if this is bad blog etiquette but I live in Whitefish, Montana and we don't know better! This is Katey Scott (teachers kid) who went to that awful high school with you. I now spend my days working in endurance sports nutrition listening to overly detailed accounts of bodily functions during someones last Ironman. Suddenly after seeing your blog, I am questioning my own direction!!! WOW! I am thrilled for you and the incredible lifestyle you have. Way to live Cora!! I will continue to check this out. I am so thrilled for you. Here's to life!!!!!