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 30, 2010

It's cold here! Last days of December 2010

Everything is relative of course, but we are experiencing some cold and windy days in Guaymas. The northern winds have been blowing in the 30 -32 kms. range as of last evening, continuing all night and into today.  A bit more rattling in the lines and rigging than we'd like, but it seems our problem has been solved for tonight with a bit more attention to tightening the lines.

The skies have been gray, the docks rolled with the strong waves and Carol considered taking a Gravol tablet while working below sorting supplies and doing galley duty.  Deck work was postponed until tomorrow; instead we took another load up to the storage yard in San Carlos. We now temporarily have one-quarter of a communal storage shed to allow us to take things off the boat and access things more readily.  Guaymas traffic was heavy and we wondered what is in store for New Year's celebrations. Likely lots of music and fireworks to see in 2011.

We are purchasing a few overlooked items here and there but will hold off provisioning for fresh produce until early next week.  It is somewhat problematic to prepare meals at the moment, so we are eating out around 3 pm as our main meal of the day.  Today we were at Los Arbolitos in San Carlos, which is on the second level under a palapa roof, with the wind briskly blowing through - jacket weather.
Chillies rellenos - yum
By chance we met Janey from SV Adagio while shopping.  It was good to see another cruiser and commiserate over our mutual boat related delays.  It's possible we might be able to head out within a day or so of each other if plans fall into place for next week. Hope all is well with everyone as you look towards 2011.