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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!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

We met a lot of colorful characters at the lodge but our favorite was definitely Pausito, the four-month-old anteater orphan being raised by the lodge staff. Not only we we able to help feed him his bottle full of soy-milk-and-termite smoothie, but we also got to snuggle and play with the curious little fella. We were surprised at how monkey-like he was in the way he used his "hands" and his prehensile tail...but since they live in trees I guess we shouldn't have been surprised at this.

He really enjoyed climbing all over us, and peering into our clothes in hopes of finding termites.

I challenge anyone to watch these videos and tell me a baby anteater is not one of the cutest things around.....


Anonymous said...

I am SO JEALOUS! What a wonderful adventure, from the river to the anteater to the beetles and bugs.WOW!

[and I am very glad you had such a great birthday celebration and time in Ceiba.]

jenkennybaum said...

That baby anteater isn't the only cute one in the video.. jkb