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!

March 23, 2016

Happy Spring! Happy Easter!

For those of you who stop  by to check if one or both or all three of us have finally headed South to rejoin our languishing INTREPID II....sadly, no!  Best laid plans and all that have not unfurled as hoped and the crew is still land-bound and looking out at mostly grey and often drizzly skies.

Image result for free happy easter imagesThere is an abundance of green, spring flowers have been blooming for weeks and we continue to tackle projects, only of the house variety, rather than marine related.  It could be an interesting spring yard cleaning season as Carol experienced a major allergy attack just going out to photograph her favorite native fawn lilies that bloomed last week.  The flower bed tidying is on hold.  Kelly is immersed in a weight lifting regime which included him researching and building his own 'contraption' on which to rest his weights as well as very diligently following the weight training exercises.

Rosie searches for the elusive patches of sunlight which actually do appear from time to time and has even poked her nose outside on the deck for a few moments checking on nature's progress.  Not warm enough yet for her to ask that we set out the cushions on her favorite lounge chair.

So as we read that Semana Santa is in full swing in San Carlos we wish everyone a Happy Easter and safe travels if you are en route or homeward bound.

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!