|Drakes Bay - last anchorage before the Golden Gate and San Francisco|
S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40
- The Intrepid II Crew
- 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. Season 7 - we are hoping to cruise again at long last.
September 24, 2008
SV Kalagan Anchored in Drakes Bay - Sept. 24
Today I received a "SPOT" update from SV Kalagan. The dauntless crew have arrived at Drakes Bay from Bodega Bay, which is a relatively short jaunt compared to the previous legs. This is a protected anchorage about 30 land miles north of San Francisco and gives the two boat crews a chance to plan their passage under the Golden Gate Bridge, possibly tomorrow, September 25th.
The stop at Bodega Bay, staying at Spud Point Marina, sounds like it provided a calm, relatively restful spot to rest up after the bouncy ride down from Brookings, OR. There was no stop at Eureka as planned due to timing and weather. The buddy boats kept on going, rounded Cape Mendocino fairly uneventfully and continued on in very mixed seas for two nights at sea. A bus trip into Santa Rosa gave everyone a chance to stretch their legs after the long overnight passages. Once the boats reach San Francisco, they'll likely turn left into Sausalito to find a spot to moor or anchor in Richardson Bay to make further plans. Kelly now needs to think about how to find a way home - plane? train? We'll work out the logistics and the timing. He's hoping to spend a few hours sightseeing at least, to wrap up his "unanticipated adventure".