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 20, 2009

Updates: Moss Landing - Monterey - Santa Barbara

Posted from Bahia Tortugas, Baja California Sur, MEXICO:

Hello everyone!  It appears that all our posts sent out from the Los Angeles area went nowhere and we've had no chance to update since then.  Here is the condensed version, without pictures.

From Moss Landing at the east side of Monterey Bay, where the previous pictures were taken, we spent a few days in the lovely city of Monterey at the municipal dock, visited Cannery Row and enjoyed the Spanish architecture.  We provisioned at Ralph´s and dined at the Monterey Yacht Club. INTREPID II left October 9 about 10 am for our first day and overnight voyage as just two crew  - a bit daunting.  The weather was supposed to turn quite nasty a few days out, so we chose to bypass stops such as San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.  We had quite a benign transit past Point Conception and were grateful for that; soon after INTREPID II "turned the corner" and tucked into Cojo Anchorage.  Kelly set the anchor and we slept.

Next day we were off to Santa Barbara before the weather changed.  We managed to snag the supposed last spot in the huge municipal marina and stayed put for three days while the winds blew and the first rains of the year dumped down.  Santa Barbara has an efficient electric shuttle which we took advantage of for 25 cents a ride, to sight-see, shop and provision, but we were still soaked by the time we reached the boat.  Thursday, October 15 we were fueling up and ready to leave when the sun finally came back out.   (Posting now to ensure it gets on the blog while we have Internet).