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 21, 2011

The INTREPID II Crew is heading home! Thursday April 21

One last 'hola' and a 'hasta luego' for good measure!

The Captain and Admiral are finally ready this morning to take one last look around the rather crowded cabin and the uncluttered deck of our very special home for the past 5 months and say a reluctant 'adios' to SV INTREPID II.

It has been an intense and exhausting few weeks to ensure all the preparations to leave our home away from home over the hot Sonoran summer are completed.  That includes that we have everything with us we need to return home.  Our Subaru wagon is jammed full and several items had to be left on board.

We said fond farewells to those cruising friends staying on to finish their own projects.  By mid-morning we drove out of Guaymas.  After a few stops for gas and stretch breaks we reached the Mexican - United States border at Sonoyta, MX/Lukeville, AZ about 5:15 pm.  The distance is 560 kms or 350 miles.

Our route home Guaymas-Hermosillo-Santa Ana-Sonoyta
(courtesy of Mexadventure.com)
We're making our way homeward with stops along the way and hope to 'fix up' the blog once we've made it back home and settled in.

PS:  We actually did take time to celebrate our anniversary earlier this month - priorities!

Cheers!

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