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, 2011

The INTREPID II Crew have reached Guaymas - Tuesday December 20th

Hola family and friends.  We had a safe journey from Victoria, through Portland, Ashland, L.A, Yuma, and Nogales onto Guaymas.  We are once again at the Fonatur/Singlar marina.  INTREPID II looked somewhat lonely and definitely needs a good washing. She was still secure on the stands and several cruising friends have been keeping watch in between their own projects.

The car was overloaded when we left.  We somehow forgot how much we had left on board in the way of provisions.  Now we will make up a nice food hamper for some local families with items we overstocked.  We are of course well aware of all the good local stores, but like certain items from home and spoil ourselves with a few treats.   Weather is in the low seventies during the day, but cool to cold at night.  We had a heavy downpour on Wednesday morning which soaked all the items we had put on the deck to allow us to find spots to sleep.  

As businesses and shops shut down over Christmas, we are fast-tracking our efforts, trying to get in the water to continue our boat projects at the dock.  The bottom is now painted, thanks to Francisco and his crew, we are as of this afternoon (Thursday) in the travel lift sling overnight, and if all goes well, will be in the water and at the dock by tomorrow noon.  Then the real work begins.  Sails go back on, lines re-run, a good boat washdown.  I'll continue stowing and organizing; Kelly will re-install the SSB radio, the new water heater and check that all systems still work.   There will likely be an impromptu pot luck Christmas gathering early afternoon on Sunday.  Perhaps a few songs and stories while the sun shines and thoughts of family and friends back home.

Merry Christmas from our boat to your home! 

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