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. Season 7 - we are hoping to cruise again at long last.

September 19, 2008

Newport to Brookings - Experiences of the Whale Kind

Kelly called home to say that both SVs Kalagan and Dolphin Tales arrived safely about noon in Brookings, Oregon, just north of the California border, after almost 27 hours of motoring from Newport Oregon. They had foggy, cool days in port, did shopping, laundry, toured a brewery and a distillery. First Mate Dawn caught up with Kalagan in Newport, but asked Kelly to stay on board while she gets her "sea legs" once again.  He's pleased to continue with them as far as San Francisco as the sailing experience will be very useful.
Westport, WA - Newport, OR - Brookings, OR
The trip hasn't allowed for much quality sleep, but there are things that make up for it, like sighting two different pods of humpback whales and some very exciting times when they were around, in front and under the boat! There were also bottle nose dolphins swimming by, but obviously on a schedule, as they didn't stop to entertain the crew.  Brookings was described as a a good place to stop over, being warmer, with everything within walking distance, a good place to wait out weather, but none of the crew sounds too impressed. As of this evening, they plan to leave mid-day Saturday (20th) for Eureka, CA, to arrive late afternoon when the tides are optimum for entering the harbour.

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