S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40

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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!

December 18, 2015


To all our cruising friends and any anyone else who stops by to see if we've done anything remotely boat related in the past few months...


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!

September 18, 2015

A sad farewell to an Intrepid Sebastian


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.