S/V INTREPID II - Cape Dory Intrepid 40
- The Intrepid II Crew
- 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, 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR - PROSPERO 'ANYO' NUEVO! Our sincere wishes for a wonderful start to 2012 - may it be filled with love, laughter, joy and contentment for you and your families. We miss everyone and the chance to pass on our greetings in person or at least by phone. Skype works to some extent, but we won't be able to reach many of you; know we are thinking of you and looking forward to catching up on our return (and we haven't even left the dock yet!! )
Lockers are being cleaned, items stowed, then moved to make room for something else. We treated ourselves to a 'magic bullet' blender and a rice cooker for use at the dock; the pot locker is only so big. Something has to go.
Kelly has successfully installed the first of our new LED lights over our dining table. This replaces an old fluorescent bulb whose ballast stopped functioning; the company is also out of business. It works well and we are pleased with the results. This one has 18 small leds and 3 green ones as a night light set into a Fijian wood base and can be dimmed in 3 stages. This is the first time we have had direct light over the dining table in years! Kelly ordered them from Bebi in Fiji before we left home and he has two more of this style to install. As well he will be replacing individual lights throughout the boat as our budget permits.
We have paid for another week at the dock to ensure we have ample time to work on all the outstanding items, yet be able to do some exploring and have down time. We hope to visit the market in Empalme tomorrow. It's a tidy, well laid out town with a railroad history and a very large variety of fresh produce as well as anything you might be needing in the way of second hand items. Guaymas has a museum and a beautiful cathedral (Sacred Heart) we have yet to see.
Nothing planned here at the dock for New Year's; probably just some quiet conversation and New Year's toasts to fair winds and a great cruising season. What will take place around us, on the malecon and in the discos and bars will be another story! Enjoy!
December 29, 2011
With sunnier skies, less wind and a chance to celebrate together, the cruisers with boats on the hard, in the marina and at anchor, along with some marina staff and their families enjoyed a scrumptious Christmas potluck...with a musical interlude following dessert! There was stuffed pork loin, ham with pineapple, roasted veggies, salads, desserts, mulled wine, hot apple cider....a real treat.
|Gathering in the works yard|
|Kelly and cruising friends|
|Carol - Feliz Navidad everyone back home!|
|Pat, Margaret, Greg and Tony - our musical esemble|
|Suzy and Pat - harmonizing|
|The view from the cockpit on arrival|
Foil and the remains of duct tape after a hot summer
New bottom paint for a new cruising season
A very tight squeeze between the travel lift and Forbes and Cameron
|INTREPID II in the water for our 3rd cruising season|
|I5 Highway through the norther California forests|
|Mountain range between Tucson and Nogales|
|Highway 15 Sonora Mexico|
|Kelly visiting Corky and his family in LA|
December 24, 2011
Merry Christmas from a happy INTREPID II crew. We are now on the dock at Fonatur marina as of yesterday. That procedure went well although we do have a few more projects than planned. We are looking forward to sharing Christmas with fellow cruisers from the marina and the nearby anchorage. A scrumptious potluck with a variety of foods awaits.
Have a very special holiday celebration!
Have a very special holiday celebration!