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.

February 17, 2010

There and back again! A few new anchorages

INTREPID II at anchor in San Evaristo

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INTREPID II actually left the dock on Saturday, February 6th to spend nine days at various anchorages - some more rolly than others!  Our voyage took us to Caleta Lobos, a short two hour hop north for one choppy night, then a motor sail to Caleta Partida on Isla Partida (four hours) for a lovely afternoon and really blustery, rocking night.

After these two nights of sleep deprivation  we moved north up the Canel de San Jose to the fishing village of San Evaristo (six hours).  This was a welcomed safe haven - although the winds continue to blow, there was little chop or waves and we enjoyed our time exploring and meeting some of the villagers as well as our cruising neighbours.  We arrived there Monday (February 8th) and due to stronger and longer lasting "northers", we stayed safe and secure at anchor until last Sunday, February 14th - Valentine's Day.

San Evaristo looking northwest
The forecasts were for winds dropping to the 15 - 20 knot range, with seas calming down some, so we decided on an all day trip back to Marina Palmira where we'd reserved our slip on dock four.  It is good to be "home" for a short time while we make definite arrangements for leaving INTREPID II in Mexico for the summer and fall and follow that with our own travel plans to return home.  So we are here once again in La Paz until Friday, February 26th, if all goes well.  We will post individual updates on each of our anchorages as well as the festivities we took in at Carnival on Monday, so stay tuned for more details and pictures.

Internet access has been iffy once again, so we are quite uninformed about news, events and the Olympics - need to do some catching up on that aspect soon, as well as reading the cruising blogs of many of our friends.  Hope this posting finds you all well and looking forward to an early Spring!