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 21, 2013


Winter Solstice:  the daylight hours will slowly increase as we look forward to brighter skies and warmer weather, all in good time.  The INTREPID II crew are at home for Christmas for a second year in a row.  This was not part of our initial plan, but we are nothing if not flexible!  If those plans 'set in sand at low tide' unfold as we hope, our lovely home away from home sailboat will see at least one of us soon in the new year.

We've finally had time to review many of the cruising blogs we followed more closely in the past.  Admiring where friends are in their own plans and adventures.  Like us, not everyone has had opportunities to update.  Others are continuing on their excellent cruising adventures and we will enjoy reading of their exploits in the coming year.  Our own year has passed quickly as we continue to tackle various 'to do' home and yard projects.  A few actually were 'checked off' that lengthy list.  There were family events, both celebratory and sad, some enjoyable day trips and Kelly was invited to sail on a short cruise in the Gulf Islands on a 'guys only trip' which he thoroughly enjoyed.

The furry ones are holding their own.  Rosie, at 15, has a decided limp to her walk due to arthritis, but she keeps an eye on
the neighbourhood from 'her' chaise lounge in warmer weather and from the living room vantage spot on colder days.

Sebastian, at 12.5 years of age, still 'does his rounds', ensuring he explores his territory thoroughly. We continue to stay alert for 'just the right' people who would appreciate and care for these kitties and our home so we can both continue our cruising adventures on INTREPID II.

WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY, JOYFUL CHRISTMAS wherever this greeting finds you.

MAY  2014 bring you fair winds, soothing anchorages, delightful passages and excellent adventures.

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