We saw sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks, and frigate birds, gulls and other shore birds kept us company. We also experienced a "cape effect" as we rounded Cape Haro and felt the west wind right on our beam. It was time to take in some sail, find the range markers and call up the marina to confirm our spot at the dock. There was lots of Spanish discussion while we waited on the radio - now we are being directed to A dock, not B dock. INTREPID II has reached her final destination for our first most excellent cruising adventure!
Our chart plotter recording never did work well, so our intentions of showing our stops along the way were disappointed. In summary, our first cruising adventure took us from the southern tip of Victoria, B.C. Canada, southward along the U.S. west coast to the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula and north into the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California on the map below). We are proud of INTREPID II and her accomplishments. She carried us safely an incredible distance and allowed us to gain first hand offshore sailing experience, build our confidence, test our skills and challenge ourselves.
|INTREPID II - from Victoria to Guaymas (near the notch above the 'l' in Gulf) first cruising adventure|
|Sheets washed and out to dry|
Bye for now...here's a bonus -- we finally have another picture of us -- usually one or the other is behind the camera - Cheers!