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!
Last Thursday, February 17th, as we returned to the marina from picking up our freshly laundered items at a local lavenderia, the path was well lit by the full moon. We realized it was only a month ago that we'd sailed from Guaymas and the full moon had made our overnight passage a bright one. We've covered a fair distance with INTREPID II in that time and caught up with many of our cruising friends who had earlier starts. This is our turn-around spot, although we haven't set an exact date to head back. More weather is coming from the north this week per the marine forecast.
Good friends - good times
Our Edmonton friends paid us a visit on Friday to be introduced to INTREPID II at long last and were very complimentary about her. We didn't recruit any new crew members, however!
So this is what cruising is about?
It was our turn to 'lead the tour', through the streets of La Cruz, ending up in the courtyard of a local restaurant, with a fountain and shade to enjoy our mid afternoon comida. The 'especiale' for everyone (cervezas included).