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!

January 27, 2010

Canvas work is nearly complete

A brief update:  We are doing day to day activities - going to the market, dropping by for coffee, checking for mail at Club Cruceros, saying 'farewell' to friends we've made who are heading out to the islands or across to the mainland.  In between we are connecting with Danny of Pacific Threads, who is diligently working on our bimini and dodger and side curtains.
Canvas work in progress - looking great
If all goes well, we will have the finished canvas work for this Friday and we can actually head out ourselves for some sailing to the islands.
Henry on keyboards and vocals - Baja South Band 
We had fun at the Club Cruceros' beach party last Sunday, which had to be moved to the Papas and Beer restaurant and bar nearby due to strong winds.  Several friends chose to stay on their boats in the La Paz harbour to ensure all was well as the "waltz" was definitely taking place.  The "Baja South Band" was in great form. Our friend Henry plays keyboard and sings and it was a treat to finally hear him and the entire band perform live.

Kelly walked his feet off today in an effort to find parts to fix our large fluorescent light fixture above the dining table -- no success, so he'll continue the adventure tomorrow.  Carol attended a "Sisters acquiring sea skills ("SASS")" luncheon today for a presentation on recommended anchorages in the Sea of Cortez and came away with some good additional information to complement the various cruising books we have -- first hand experience is always helpful. 

We are getting more frequent winds from the south and bits of light rain - which is apparently signs of Spring, not winter, weather -- perhaps being an El Nino year is impacting the weather.  This could make for good sailing but not as good anchoring in the anchorages exposed to the south - we'll have to see for ourselves.