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.
Carnaval in La Paz is a much anticipated event, a prelude leading up to "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras as it is known in New Orleans - the prelude to the season of Lent. It was underway by the time we returned to La Paz on February 14th and the Malecon was already filled with rides, street vendors, blanket sellers and at least 5 locations for highly amplified bands, which only started at 10 pm or midnight. We took in the sites and sounds on Monday afternoon (February 15th) and found a vantage point with friends from which to view the parade. Then we could continue to enjoy the festivities from 3 miles away on INTREPID II, as the sound reverberates for miles!
Kelly with Linde and Ken of SV Rosebud
Drinks of all kinds on offer
Three beer companies sponsor Carnaval - so three parades