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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

the only real "city" in Guanaja is the settlement on Savannah Bight which consists of about 10,000 people crammed onto a key that has to be less than a square mile in area, living in a Dr.Seuss-worthy sticky-stacky jumble of stilt houses and boardwalks. The guidebooks made it sound dreadful - we were expecting a sort of highly septic Joseph Conrad's Venice - but it was actually a delightful little town, and the people rivalled those of Providenica in friendliness. One of the reasons we stopped here on the way to Roatan was we'd heard it was an easier and cheaper place to check into Honduras than Roatan would be, and that proved to be true. The Port Captain and Migracion were warm and wonderful - the Migra guy charged us ten bucks, but he did share his breakfast of candied papaya with us - and the whole town had a very welcoming, laid-back vibe going on. The deal was sealed when we tied our dinghy up at the general store and rounded the corner onto Main Street to find a Mexican restaurant serving tasty lunches!! The perfect antidote to 5 days of ramen and saltines..... Posted by Picasa

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