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.

March 22, 2012

The Neighbourhood

Photos to show our marina neighbourhood:

INTREPID II in slip 409 - dusk is falling - sunset alert

Reel Joy to the east 
Kelly heading out on First Tracks - up to the dry storage yard

Our front yard - looking north

Overhead, our feathered neighbours:

Astern - this cormorant frequently lands before sunset on an unoccupied boat - happy with his perch!
At dusk - a fast swimming little fellow we have yet to identify

Overhead a flock of brown pelicans wing over the harbour
Through the lines and rigging - another fabulous La Paz sunset
We rode the 09:00 am marina shuttle in to look for hardware odds and ends: various colours of paint to remark our anchor chain, brushes, a funnel, sandpaper, Armour-all for the bike tires.  This shop had almost everything we needed:

Compact hardware store - almost all we needed

Still no luck finding just the right fabric to replace our boat curtains, but we take pictures to remember prices and fabric possibilities:
Walking back, the fine sand in driveways and on sidewalks has a way of getting in your sandals!
Walking hazard
A decorative candle holder in the entrance to Corazon restaurant 
A long walk home - a shady spot on the malecon to stop for a rest
That's what cruisers do....enjoy the small things, do a lot of walking, looking and shopping for boat projects.  Most importantly, we appreciate that we are able to this where the sun usually shines!

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