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 22, 2012

Back home on the Wet Coast!

Rhodos still in bloom
It is wonderful to be in our land-based home once again and reunited with two very patient and forgiving kitties, Rosie and Sebastian.  These non-sailing felines have been house-sharing with our attentive house-sitters, Lois and Rod.  We arrived home mid-afternoon Sunday, after a somewhat rolly crossing on the Coho Ferry from Port Angeles.  Those conditions were just the thing to remind us of those swells and short, steep wind waves of the Sea of Cortez!

Our transition continues as we catch up with 5 months of mail and events around the neighbourhood and community.  We are taking a break to allow the Captain to enjoy his birthday this evening.  Then we will reflect on the 5 months of cruising we mostly loved, as well as those few times we had to pause and consider.  We will post catch-up posts for each of the anchorages we discovered or re-visited this season and share our highlights with you.  It will be a treat to spend time reading our friends' blogs without worrying the wifi connections will go down.

Victoria is grey, overcast, a bit of sun here and there and of course very cool to our Baja-tempered bodies.  The fleecies and socks are on as we renew our relationship with the lush greenery that greets us through our windows; such a change from the arid and rocky environment of the past 5 months. That's what exploration is all about; learning to appreciate what you have at home and what the world has to offer!
Home in time to enjoy our giant irises
Thanks for keeping us company on this year's travels and stay tuned as we 'catch up'.

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