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 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM INTREPID II - 2011

Tying on a crisp new Mexican flag for this cruising season
As we contemplate our last posting of 2010 we are propping our eyelids up to stay awake for a small cruisers' gathering at 9 pm - cruisers' midnight!  It was a good day today.  The wind was calmer, the sun came out and we successfully ran all six halyards and spinnaker pole lift back up.  There were a few blips when the connection between the messenger line and the halyard wasn't smooth enough to feed through the mast opening, but all went well eventually.
Flags and burgeess set to go
Kelly was then able to replace our flag halyard and raise a brand new Mexican flag, followed by the Texas state flag and a crisp, colourful Bluewater Cruising Association burgee.  The old one will go home as part of last season's cruising souvenirs. More cruising folk have arrived to work on their boats.  Some were driving through or with, the cold front coming down Arizona, with sleet and cold temperatures.  We're not sure what tonight's festivities will be on the Malecon and at the karaoke bar, but it will be loud and go well into the early morning! 

Our wishes are for a New Year filled with love and laughter, peace and contentment.  We hope you achieve many if not all of your goals and progress successfully towards others.  Fair winds to all!

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