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!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

miracles can happen

if you've ever tried to any sort of business on a remote island, or in Latin America, you can appreciate just how shocked and thrilled we were when the following process actually worked: hitchhike to computer place up island, order new hard drive to come in on next plane, hard drive arrives in scheduled shipment, go pick up new hard drive, hard drive costs a resonable amount, hard drive is easy to assemble, computer works again!

maybe it's easier to have the planets all align in your favor now that Pluto got demoted, and there are only eight planets? that's my guess.....

anyway we're back online. not that we really missed much in terms of posts, mostly we are just kickin it in Jonesville and doing canvas work and odd jobs. now news there. Allen does have a hundred dollar story about rescuing a reptile and distress but I'll leve that for him to tell - it's a doozy. Suffice to say fly tape has been banned from Ute due to the inhumanity.

Marti's been home for two weeks already but gotta share some pics anyway - we did some beautiful sailing while she was here........

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