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 (Admiral and Blogger). In 2009 INTREPID II embarked on her West Coast journey from Victoria to San Francisco, the Baja Sur Peninsula and into the Sea of Cortez. In 2010/2011, we sailed ifrom Guaymas, south to Bahia Banderas and back. In 2011/2012 she left Guaymas, headed south to La Paz, spent three weeks at anchor on our northward journey and rested on the hard in San Carlos. Her 4th, 5th and 6th seasons were Boat Projects related. Optimistic that there will be more cruising on the horizon!
Kelly arrived home on September 29th without experiencing too much ado in the San Francisco and Seattle airports. He did have quite the trek with all his gear via the local transportation to reach the San Francisco airport but all went well. He had an excellent adventure aboard SV Kalagan, as a prelude to our own upcoming cruising journey. This trip provided food for thought as to planning and carrying out INTREPID II's initial trip down the west coast. We're still thinking "offshore, non-stop", but now we have first hand information about various harbours and bar crossings, contacting U.S. Customs, port authorities, etc., which is extremely useful.
We wish the crews of SVs Kalagan and Dolphin Tales a safe and enjoyable continuation of their cruising journey.