MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE INTREPID II CREW
Well...the brand new ICOM 802 radio is sitting in boxes and Kelly's list of things to do once he arrives in San Carlos is ever at hand. Our main challenge is determining if 'we three' - Kelly, Carol and Rosie (our 17 year old tuxedo cat) can realistically make the journey together, having acquired a new to us 28 foot travel trailer. Kelly would love to have company after three boat project seasons on his own; Carol would love to spend some time on her home away from home; Rosie - well, she has never been a traveler, but we do know she'd be happier with us than adjusting to a cat/house sitter who would never see her. Wish us success!
Carol spend hours, days, editing our blogs of those first years of planning, preparation and actually setting sail, from 2006 through early 2010. We'd discovered a site "Blog2Print" which provided an opportunity to produce a book with postings in chronological order. It isn't perfect - a few problems with captions not sitting in the ideal place, headings can't always be on the same page as text, but all in all it is rewarding to 'be published'. Volume 2 is being readied. The downside is the cost, but we want to ensure we do have a record of our adventures.
We REALLY want to see some sunshine! There have been wave upon wave of heavy rain showers, high winds and steel-grey skies. Snow has hit the Island at higher elevations. The neighbourhood Christmas lights are a much needed cheerful beacon in the early darkness.
Our hope is that you have a joy-filled, special Christmas celebration wherever you may be. Sunshine and successes in 2016. And just maybe our paths will cross once again. Cheers!