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!

April 9, 2010

Playa Santispac - Hghlights II - Mar. 23-30

Skillful Pelican skimming the water in brisk winds
Sunday:  Another windy day with gusts to 26 knots at times, so it was a good day for reading and projects and pancakes for breakfast!  Kim and Rob finished their chores and joined us in the cockpit as we were watching a power boat do a slalom course around the sailboats at anchor and around and around!  Later on we rewarded ourselves by heading in to Ana's for dinner.  We have limited freezer room for storing chicken, meat or fish and often crave dishes we don't make ourselves.  Chili rellenos for dinner tonight! Calm and quiet water for our return to INTREPID II.

Monday:  winds are still in the N 20 - 25 range forecast, less for Tuesday with a westerly flavour, so perhaps that is a good day to plan to leave.  We heard from SV Rosebud over the Sonrisa net; so nice to stay in contact.  Kelly got into his dive gear to replace a zinc on the prop shaft then thought he'd do some more bottom cleaning first.  There was much more to scrub than he thought so our 2nd zinc will wait.  While he was in his gear he popped over to Keetya I to put a zinc on for them as well.  Later that afternoon we enjoyed an early dinner at Ana's, said our farewells to the staff and motored back to put the dinghy and outboard up, stow things and get ready to leave in the morning. 

At 19:00 hours (7pm) there was an incredible full moon rise to the east, as we checked emails and sent replies.  It was great to hear that Jack and Grace did receive their La Paz t-shirts (Happy 1st birthday Jack! and hi Gracie!)