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, not cruising. 2014 - we need to be cruising again!!
December 21, 2013
And so the daylight hours will slowly increase as we look forward to brighter skies and warmer weather - all in good time. The INTREPID II crew are at home for Christmas for a second year in a row - not part of the initial plan - but we are nothing if not flexible! If those plans 'set in sand at low tide' unfold as we hope, our lovely home away from home sailboat will see at least one of us soon in the new year.
We've finally had time to review many of the cruising blogs we followed more closely in the past - to see where friends are in their own plans and adventures - like us, not everyone has had opportunities to update. Others are continuing on their excellent cruising adventures and we will enjoy reading of their exploits in the coming year.
Our own year has passed quickly as we continue to tackle various 'to do' home and yard projects - with a few actually 'ticked off' that lengthy list. There were family events, both celebratory and sad, some enjoyable day trips and Kelly was invited to sail on a short cruise in the Gulf Islands on a 'guys only trip' which he thoroughly enjoyed.
The furry ones are holding their own - Rosie, at 15, has a decided limp to her walk due to arthritis, but she keeps an eye on
the neighbourhood - on 'her' chaise lounge in warmer weather, and from the living room vantage spot on colder days.
Sebastian, at 12.5, still 'does his rounds' - ensuring he explores the area thoroughly. We continue to stay alert for 'just the right' people who will appreciate and care for these kitties and our home so we can both continue our cruising adventures.
WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY, JOYFUL CHRISTMAS wherever this greeting finds you.
MAY 2014 bring you fair winds, soothing anchorages, delightful passages and excellent adventures.
July 1, 2013
HAPPY 146 YEARS CANADA!
Wherever we travel it's good to feel part of this incredible country. It has always been home for one of us and an adopted home for the other for many years (of course Alberta and Texas respectively will always have the strongest pull).
Wherever this day finds our Canadian friends - hope it is a good one for you as you pause for thought on all the benefits arising from being Canadian.
PS: and just around the corner - July 4th - a special day for all our American friends - we will be thinking of you.