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.

December 22, 2010


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas from the INTREPID II Crew

To our families: we miss you very much and will do our best to call to hear your voices on Christmas Day. You are in our hearts and thoughts while we are once again sharing Christmas in spirit.
To our furry ones: Santa Claws has a few things in his bag for you!
To our friends: may this be a joyful celebration wherever you are and may we soon cross paths to share stories and reconnect.

We are hopeful that we will soon be making concrete plans for sailing this somewhat shortened cruising season.  INTREPID II is now in the travel lift, going in the water tomorrow morning (Thursday) at high tide and will putter over to the Marina Singlar dock.  We're keeping fingers and toes crossed that all the parts and pieces we needed are in place and will work as planned.  It will take a few more days to organize, clean and settle the cabin interior, as well as put on the sails and rigging jack lines and all the other things that were taken down last April.  To treat ourselves we've booked a few more days at a lovely old hotel, the Hotel Playa de Cortes.  It offers a patio to watch the sunsets, an adobe fireplace (no fire though) to hang our Christmas stockings and a small string of lights and a place to unwind after long days of boat work.

May 2011 bring rewarding and fulfilling days to you and your families.  We look forward to hearing and reading of your latest adventures.
Feliz Navidad from Guaymas, Mexico
Carol and Kelly