welcome to our blog!

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

finally figuring it out...after 14 months

after our quick stop in town we floated over to a beautiful little protected anchorage called El Bight, where we met our new neighbors, Mercedes, Ronan, and Louie, who were nice enough to stop by in their dinghy and invite us to go for a shore walk with them. She's British, he's French, but they met in Hong Kong, and sailed from there nine years ago on their 32' boat! Louie is five, so has been sailing all his life - he joined the crew in South Africa. pretty cool. they shared lots of hot tips with us (lamentably we had none to share with them) and showed us where to find mangoes, kumquats, limes, and - best of all - huge patches of wild chantrelle mushrooms! big yum! Thanks guys!! Posted by Picasa

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