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 15, 2013

Progress so far in San Carlos

The best laid plans....

The Captain is somewhat incommunicado at the moment as his well behaved laptop waited until he arrived in San Carlos to act up.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that the glitches will be identified, rectified and banished, allowing Kelly to once again connect to cyber space.

Our conversations via Mexican cell phone to Canadian land line, or Skype to Mexican cell have necessarily been as brief as possible.  Not inexpensive, but necessary.  What I've learned to date: the rudder is being investigated, contact has been made with the diesel mechanic; he's had an onsite inspection of the transmission, and further checking is underway.  The details will follow when the ups and downs of boat maintenance and computer surprises are under control.

In the meantime, we've had fog this morning.  It's a moody, misty, West Coast atmosphere. Light rain followed, then that elusive sunshine and finally more dumping down rain.  Nothing boring about the weather today.

Moody, misty West Coast morning....not exactly San Carlos weather
When the Captain is away, the cats are somewhat melancholy.  They are missing their personal groomer and Doorman!  So why get out of bed on such a rainy day?

"We miss you Dad!  Hope everything starts to fall in place soon and you can enjoy that lovely weather - send some home too!"

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