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.

October 31, 2008

Photos: San Francisco Bay Activities

Optimist prams out for a race 
Millenium Falcon under sail
Millenium Falcon (world's largest sailboat at 287') under sail. The boats around it are actual full-sized boats, not the Optimist prams.
Sails furled into masts

Photos: San Francisco highlights - Sept. 25-28

Sausalito Yacht Club - welcoming anchorage
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco cityscape - Ferry Bldg. and Financial District
Coit Tower and surroundings

Photos: Golden Gate Bridge - Sept. 25

So foggy - how disappointing
Yes - fog is actually lifting 
Blue skies for our arrival after all
Golden Gate Bridge - a milestone of this voyage
SV Dolphin Tales close astern as SV Kalagan arrives in San Francisco Bay

Photos: Bodega Bay to Drakes Bay - Sept. 22-25

Pelican on channel marker, Bodega Bay
Heading towards Point Reyes with Drakes Bay around the corner
Drakes Bay anchorage (with Millenium Falcon at anchor)
Leaving Drakes Bay for San Francisco (into the fog once again)

Photos: Newport to Brookings - Whales! Sept.18

Various shots of Humpback Whales - a real treat - almost too close for comfort!

Photos: Gray's Harbor and Newport - Sept. 11-17

U.S. Coast Guard - a tow into Westport (Gray's Harbor)
Coast Guard vessel stationed at Westport
Yaquina Bay bridge from Newport Marina
Foggy Newport 

Photos: Victoria to Cape Flattery - Sept. 8-10

Heading to Port Angeles from Victoria
Sunrise - heading out of Port Angeles into Strait of Juan de Fuca
Into the westerly swells in Strait of Juan de Fuca
Leaving Cape Flattery and Tatoosh Island astern 
Fog - very limited visibility

October 19, 2008

The Captain is Home from the Sea

Kelly arrived home on September 29th without experiencing too much ado in the San Francisco and Seattle airports.  He did have quite the trek with all his gear via the local transportation to reach the San Francisco airport but all went well.  He had an excellent adventure aboard SV Kalagan, as a prelude to our own upcoming cruising journey.  This trip provided food for thought as to planning and carrying out INTREPID II's initial trip down the west coast. We're still thinking "offshore, non-stop", but now we have first hand information about various harbours and bar crossings, contacting U.S. Customs, port authorities, etc., which is extremely useful.

We wish the crews of SVs Kalagan and Dolphin Tales a safe and enjoyable continuation of their cruising journey.
Kelly with SV Kalagan crew - Rick and Dawn