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.

November 30, 2009

INTREPID II in Cabo San Lucas - Nov. 30

Hola amigos!

SV INTREPID II and her crew are congratulating ourselves on another cruising milestone.  We've made it all the way down the North American west coast from Sidney, BC, Canada to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico - a journey which took from September 9th to November 29th, 2009. We haven't counted up the nautical miles yet but a significant part of our first cruising  journey is complete.

Thanks so much to our families who encouraged, worried, sympathized and sent their good wishes and prayers with us all along the way. We are here safely in many ways because of your care and concern.  To our friends - thank you too for your encouragement and advice - always appreciated.

Many of you know we didn't plan on docking in Cabo San Lucas.  However we needed fuel for the next passage, the fuel line on the outboard is cracked and we do need our outboard working for dinghy transportation through surf conditions in many anchorages and we really need to provision.   Can you believe $142 US for one night at Marina Cabo San Lucas??   Consequently we hope to keep this visit very short and move on up the east coast of Baja California Sur to Las Frailes and onward towards La Paz.
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Marina Cabo San Lucas - H dock is on left 4 docks from top
Cabo San Lucas is a distinct contrast to our recent weeks at anchorages and the solitude of overnight passages.  After arriving yesterday at the marina at 10:30 am, we showered in a real shower (not too far a walk  - we're on H dock) and set out for a quiet, inexpensive lunch.  We finally discovered a small restaurant off the beaten tourist path, then bought a few provisions at a small market.  Back at the boat, we tidied up and planned to sleep a few hours then go for dinner, but sleep won out.

Today, Monday, we're up early and treated ourselves to an excellent breakfast on the marina walkway - heuvos rancheros for the Captain and pancakes and scrambled eggs for the Admiral as well as fresh squeezed orange juice.  Then to work - where to find a fuel hose for our outboard, try to do the blog update, can we get everything done and leave for a much cheaper anchorage? No -- we'll be here one more night.  So we'll tackle the provisioning here.  It appears likely we need to take taxis to and from the marina as the large stores are between here and San Jose del Cabo.  Finally a good wash down for our dauntless vessel - she really has earned it.