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 15, 2010

Leaving Mazatlan soon! Mid December

Hola and thanks to our family and friends who sent Carol birthday wishes and email cards.  Tonight will be a special dinner out (courtesy of Dick and Susan - many thanks!) at the very elegant Angelo's in Pueblo Bonito.  This dining spot is a highly recommended Italian restaurant.  If one must get older...do it in style!
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Happy Birthday to me!
We've enjoyed our time in Mazatlan.  There was time for a second trip to the Olde Towne, another visit with Debbie and Lynn and sampling various breakfast, lunch and dinner spots.  No luck however with those bronze bolts.that Kelly was hoping to locate.  We hope to order them from the U.S. to have them arrive before Christmas. INTREPID II will stay on the hard until then.

We've had sunshine, fog, wind and cooler days, but all very pleasant.  While perusing cruisers blogs, we've spotted an update on Whiteshell II's sailing blog. Claes and Lue were likely anchored out in front of us here in Mazatlan, but just far enough away we couldn't spot their vessel.  We wish we'd had more time to catch up with Ellen and Ian on Kasasa as well, before they headed out, but it was good to see you again.  Indeed we celebrated a BCA "burp" at the El Cid poolside!

Our drive back to Guaymas will take most of a day as it is almost 760 kms. on the Pacific Highway toll road 15, our planned route. The highway runs through the state of Sinaloa, bypassing Culiacan, skirting Los Mochis, before it crosses into the state of Sonora.  Los Mochis is a terminus for the railway which runs to the famous Copper Canyon.  Continuing on, the highway travels near the large city of Ciudad Obregon and leaves the historical towns of Alamos and El Fuerte further to the east. The Sierra Madre Occidental escarpment will be our eastern backdrop.  The distance is longer than traversing the entire Baja Sur southern peninsula.

Map from Mazatl√°n, Sin., Mexico to Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

Once I've found out how to compress photos from my new camera we'll post more photos, otherwise it is taking way too long....take care everyone.