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.

May 3, 2011

Back home: It's cold here! Tuesday May 3

We are grateful for a safe and 'more or less' relaxing land journey home from Guaymas.  We arrived in sunshine Sunday afternoon to a warm welcome from our 'intrepid' land crew.  Thanks so much to Lois and Rod for your excellent care of our kitties and our home!

First things first:  a short visit to catch up and make a bit of a transition for the cats - "Mom? Dad? where have you been all these months?  We like our house-sitters so much! OK - we guess we'll let you stay."  Then we brought bag after bag in from the absolutely stuffed wagon and took the time to once again appreciate our cozy west coast home.

Now we'll be regularly checking weather and contacting folks still back in Guaymas to ensure INTREPID II is doing well as she sits on the hard over the coming months.

Our drive home allowed a transition from the heat of Sonora, through Arizona and southern California to the cooler temperatures and cloudier skies of northern California and Oregon.  We had our first heavy rainfalls heading towards Portland and again before reaching Port Townsend, Washington.  Jackets, fleecies, socks and shoes instead of sandals became a daily wardrobe.  We've had rain Monday and a few showers today as we transition back into land life, but everything is green, flowers are blooming, and life  is good!

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