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 23, 2014

Living on Dock B Marina San Carlos

Kelly says he has a routine now, having spent just over a week on Dock B.  There was a dock party the afternoon INTREPID II arrived, which is always a great way to meet new people as well as catch up with all those we have met during other cruising seasons.  He's been making room in a very crowded cabin to sleep, make coffee, but not do much cooking.  Playing that familiar game of ...where is..... and sometimes actually locating the item!
So if we want to use the dining table......
The new head is installed; of course a trip to the local Ferrateria was required for an adapter.  A certain sea cock which will remain unnamed is protesting about opening and closing.  A visit to our nearby storeroom had him debating what to do with all these things which were too important to throw away or donate the last time.  We cannot keep paying store room fees forever.

The cruisers net is active in the morning; a great way to hear who has arrived or is leaving, catch the swaps and trades and any updates or news.  There are the sweetest cats who gather near the dock gates.  They are all feral but well behaved. It appears they are being fed by some of the cruisers.

Kelly mentioned being disappointed to find that some restaurants had closed, including the casual gathering spot at the marina.  It attempted to go upscale apparently and did not succeed.  However, there are enough places to ensure he will not go hungry.  It is always enjoyable to share a meal with cruising friends.
An excellent meal - too bad that restaurant closed
Another dock party last evening.  Kelly made his excellent guacamole from a recipe passed down from his father - always a treat.  There is a fund raiser for Castaway Kids today (Sunday) and perhaps it is time for a new T-shirt after all.

Hasta luego on behalf of the Captain!

March 16, 2014

Boat projects underway in San Carlos - March 2014

At long last, S.V. INTREPID II is getting the TLC she deserves.  After almost a year on the hard in Marina Seca, San Carlos, with a few updates from cruising friends that 'she looks fine', INTREPID II is enjoying the feel of cool water against her hull.  All went well for the 'splash' in Marina San Carlos. Once I clears bit of space in the cabin to eat and sleep the boat projects can begin!

I'm looking forward to seeing cruising friends once again, making new ones and hearing all the stories from this past season.  Looks like a few people have had to postpone their travels for personal reasons, like the INTREPID II  crew, while others are already here to begin putting their boats on the hard.  Communications glitches are still popping up.  There are less than ideal wi-fi connections here at the marina, but that's not unusual.

If you are in the neighbourhood of Dock B, drop by!  Now it's time to get back to work....Kelly