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!

Land Life Meanderings


Land Life - Part II - A Short Journey (September 2014)

Recently I had a much anticipated week of travelling with my sister.  We finally found a time to catch up in person, re-connect and explore the Island.  Too soon our week of sight-seeing, bed and breakfasts, attending the theatre, riding ferries, shopping in markets, observing elusive hummingbirds and deer, came to a close.

As 'the Admiral"  I had to ensure we had a 'nautical' component in our travels whenever possible. Our jaunt began by boarding the Brentwood Bay - Mill Bay Ferry across Saanich Inlet.  Driving off the vessel, we continued on to Duncan - the City of Totems, where we explored the local community markets and parks.  A short drive took us on to Chemainus, where we spent two nights at a cheery bed and breakfast.  There was time to visit the well known murals and attend a theatre production of Les Miserables.  That stay was followed by a 'sailing' on the Crofton to Vesuvius ferry, disembarking on Saltspring Island.  We spent several days based at a delightful self-catered cottage near Beaver Lake.  The time was of course too short;  Soon we were departing from Fulford Harbour to Swartz Bay and Sidney!  A reminder to self and the Captain:  it has been too long since INTREPID II sailed these home waters!
Brentwood Bay Ferry landing and harbour
Duncan Totem poles

Chemainus Theatre - and a fabulous production of Les Miserables
One of  the well known murals of Chemainus

Sunset at Kinsmen Beach
Saltspring Island organic apples

Ganges Harbour - Saltspring Island
Colourful shop at Fulford Harbour 

Land Life - Part 1
Sunlight streaming through the trees

Northern Flicker at the suet station
Our 'life on land' brings us many things we'd like to share with followers:  whether it is a particularly sweet photo of our cats, the delights of seeing the buds and flowers in our garden, or the results of having put out a bird feeder to assist the feathered flock over a particularly cold West Coast winter.  
Downy Woodpecker on Garry Oak trunk


Late evening visitor

Munching away 

Cute but always into the bird feeder




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