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 26, 2013

Adios San Carlos!

INTREPID II has been moved (a bit prematurely) back into dry storage in Marina Seca.  Hopefully the workmen finalizing the repairs on the rudder will be able to do so.  For some reason the moving crew jumped the gun. Kelly came back to the works yard late yesterday to discover our boat had been moved back to storage a day early.  He had to locate a ladder and squeeze into the cockpit to finish covering up the various bits and pieces still needing foil, duct tape or other covering.

Today was sort and organize the storeroom and get things packed to start his homeward journey.   Also to say adios to friends and deal with the frustration of route planning and reservation making without internet.  It's not quite as if the Admiral is the weather router back home, but a bit similar.  I try to anticipate where and when, check for hotel availability.  With Easter weekend approaching, accommodations are getting booked up.  Then call the Captain, discuss  finalize the details and hope for the best.  Kelly noticed vendors are setting up and organizing throughout San Carlos.  Rooms for rent signs are popping up as well.  As our friend Linde advises, 'time to batten down the hatches'! Until experiencing Mexico in person, I had never considered Easter weekend a time to party hearty.

Linde also sent along proof that the Captain did take time to enjoy himself in the midst of boat chores.  This photo was taken at last Sunday's beach party to raise funds for 'Castaway Kids, an organization which works with needy children in the San Carlos area.  So the drinking of cerveza was for a good cause!

Tomorrow it is time to make tracks northward.  Buen viaje!


Richard Eichenberg said...

Kelly & Carol,

We watch your Intrepid adventures with great interest. You certainly are having a great time. It's good to see the boat used for what it was designed for; sailing in Blue Hill bay was not much of a challenge. Great blog. Keep it going.

Rich & Ute

The Intrepid II Crew said...

Hello Rich and Ute: It is great to know you still are following the adventures of your Intrepid with us as Intrepid II. Hope all is well and thanks for checking in. Kelly and Carol