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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!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

We could only safely sail during the day when we were inside the reef, so the passages were mercifully short: we usually sailed from about 7 AM to 1 PM and then played the rest of the day - at a different island every day. And since we were inside the reef, we got all the wind with none of the waves. I could definitely get used to daysailing! Everyone is awake at the same time (well besides the power naps), no seasickness, and we can actually focus on sailing for fun. It was great.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now that you have left all the dogs that you loved at different ports.. pics of the boys laying around seem to have taken their place.. this looks sooo relaxing.. mmmm jkb