S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40
- The Intrepid II Crew
- Intrepid II is a Cape Dory Intrepid 40 sailboat, hull #2, designed by Chuck Paine and discovered by the Captain in Blue Hill Maine in 2006. The crew are Kelly (Captain) and Carol (1st Mate - and Captain in training). In 2009 INTREPID II braved the West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, down the Baja Peninsua and up into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, she journeyed from Guaymas as far as Bahia Banderas and back. 2011/2012 she left from Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, then spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey before completing, resting up in San Carlos. Her 4th season was one of maintenance. March 2014 - Another Boat Project season - new equipment and in the water at Marina San Carlos. 2015 - more TLC and perhaps some sailing!
September 18, 2015
Those of you who knew our Sebastian in person or heard of his dynamic personality from us over the years will understand how deeply we feel his loss. It has been a sad, poignant month since we said our regretful farewell to a brave, feisty, affectionate, unpredictable, handsome 14 1/2 year old tan and white feline who declined so suddenly in the first weeks of August. Our supportive and compassionate vet, Dr. Lesley Langford, helped us as much as Sebastian through his peaceful departure - safe at home with his tearful people.
Although having senior cats who needed 'just the right people' to care for them if we were to again embark on another cruising season has truthfully complicated our lives, we gained so much from their companionship and affection. Rosie just turned 17 and has become very much an indoor cat which gives us some hope that we might be able to convince her to travel with us - Sebastian always presented an incredible challenge to do so.
Thank you to everyone who offered comfort and kind thoughts; we know so many of you have had to deal with challenges to or the loss of your own pets - their memories live on in our hearts.
July 30, 2015
|Fuschias - hummingbirds love it|
We are keeping busy with house and garden projects - the ones that replace the boat projects once the Captain returns home from time spent with INTREPID II. (It is still in the plans to do a posting about Kelly's drive home in April once we de-bug the issue with downloading his photos from his smart phone. )
Way back in mid June we attended the annual Bluewater Cruising Association barbeque and enjoyed catching up with cruising friends who have made it 'back home' as well as encouraging this year's Fleet of 'doers' as they prepare to head south. It will be a treat to read of their exploits as we recall our own initial cruising journey 'way back' in September 2009.
All for now.....