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 (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!

December 27, 2009

San Juan de la Costa - a mining community

We were treated to a "drive in the country" with friends - Henry as driver and Lorraine as navigator -a welcome treat and a chance to see the Baja California Sur countryside by land. San Juan de la Costa is an active phosphate mining town north of La Paz about an hour or so.  Cactus plants abound, as do a variety of desert plants and scrub, along with fascinating rock variations as we headed into the more mountainous areas on one side and the Sea of Cortez on the other.

Cactus Sanctuary
Road north to San Juan de la Costa
Burros spotted along the way
Looking back south towards La Paz
Well defined striations in rock formations


Kelly, Henry, Lorraine - good friends catching up on years of conversation