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.

January 31, 2010

Where has January gone?

We have just returned home to INTREPID II after a very enjoyable evening aboard SV Rosebud, with friends Linde, Ken and ship's dog, Roger. We were treated to good food, conversation and posed for pictures taken wearing Linde's favorite panama hat - a must for all her guests.  Thanks for the great time! 

Today was spent researching ways to replace our fluorescent light fixture and in downloading and editing more pictures from around La Paz, which led to us wondering how a month had gone by so quickly.  It has never been in our cruising budget to spend this much time in one place, at a dock.  We can see from our postings and photos that we have spent it very enjoyably for the most part; however, other anchorages await and we keep our fingers crossed that in the next few days all the loose ends will be tied up, the weather stays good and we can head out.
The sunsets continue to be fabulous.....
We discover new places to enjoy good food.  Most recently we stopped in at Rancho Viejo to have a cold drink and wait for a shuttle ride back to the marina.  This restaurant has been a La Paz favorite with cruisers and others for many years.
Kelly found another piece of diving/fishing gear - a "Hawaiian sling"  - low tech spear gun which he hopes to use to provide us with dinner from time to time once we leave La Paz.
Another piece of diving equipment 
The past few days have been frustrating as far as Internet and phone connections go.  On Friday the TelCel phones and Internet connections were down throughout La Paz for some mysterious reason.  Although we never planned on being tied to communication systems, they are very important for staying in contact with family and friends,and we hope you understand when we can't always reply when we'd like.

Tomorrow is February 1st - banks are closed in lieu of February 5th - Mexican "constitution" celebrations.  Carnival is coming February 11 - 16th.  These celebrations are similar to Mardi Gras, we are told, with parades, music, midway rides and good food, as a prelude to Lent.