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, September 07, 2007

Fat Lady Sings in Mystic

Last night, we traded our beautiful boat, our trusty steed, the steward of our dreams for the last 7,000 miles and two years, for a small rectangular piece of paper with 5 very important digits on it. are we thrilled? yes. a little sad to see her go? yes.

Our end of the deal includes delivering her to Rhode Island with the new owner on board - sort of a tutorial on Ute's sytems - so we'll even get one last sail in.

Now our dear friends and fam can call us up without getting all that pressure to buy our boat. I'm sure there is relief on all sides. Thanks to all our people on the ground who got the word out about the Boat Deal of the Century. you're the best!

who would've thought that just 3 weeks on Craigslist could sell a boat? I love this country.