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!

July 16, 2012

"Summer" in Victoria

Mexican mock orange in bloom
Thanks to all of you who waited to read our 'anchorages in review' updates, which we finally completed today.  Once we arrived home it was time to tackle all our land-based projects and we're working our way through them, making time for some 'r and r' here and there.

We hear from our cruising friends as they continue their journeys, or put their boat on the hard, or head homeward to catch up with family and friends.  Family have come to visit, which was an incentive to tackle some 'spring cleaning', then enjoy being tourists with them.  It was fun to visit Fisherman's Wharf to sample Barb's Fish 'n Chips, watch the seals being fed, walk through Beacon Hill Park and relax on the deck at the end of the day.

Randy, Diana and Carol at Fisherman's Wharf - could have been warmer!
Kelly, with Diana and Randy  - enjoyed the visit!

Young deer visiting the neighbourhood
Trees have had to be cut down, flower beds weeded, grass cut, patios and decks power-washed, papers shuffled, sorted and filed. Those are on-going projects, of course. Currently we are contemplating exterior paint colours and siding options for our house; just as much to do as looking after one's boat! Victoria area has had some hot, sunny days, but we awoke on Friday to slow, deep rumbles of thunder, which is not too common in this area. That was followed by thunder showers and lightning and more showers overnight.

It's a lovely, sunny day today. We will post photos and updates from time to time as we enjoy being home.  Our fingers are crossed that all is well with our INTREPID II as she waits out the hot summer in San Carlos.  We still need to follow the lead of our two cats who know when it's time for a well-deserved nap!
Nap time!
Cheers - have a great summer!

1 comment:

Arlete said...

How nice to see a glimpse of Victoria - a most beautiful city. Barb's Fish and Chips - I'll have to put that on my list "Restaurants not to be missed." We just need to sail there first, huh? ~Arlete & Dick, s/v Cuatro de Mayo