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.

September 18, 2015

A sad farewell to an Intrepid Sebastian - August


Those of you who were fortunate to know our Sebastian in person, or heard of his dynamic personality from us over the years will understand how deeply we feel his loss.  It has been a sad, poignant month since we said our regretful farewell to a brave, feisty, affectionate, unpredictable, handsome 14 1/2 year old tan and white feline who declined so suddenly in the first weeks of August. Our supportive and compassionate vet, Dr. Lesley Langford, comforted and helped us as much as Sebastian through his peaceful departure, which was while safe at home with his tearful people.

Although having senior cats who needed 'just the right people' to care for them if we were to again embark on another cruising season has truthfully complicated our lives, we gained so much from their companionship and affection.  Rosie just turned 17 and has become very much an indoor cat which gives us some hope that we might be able to convince her to travel with us,  Sebastian always presented an incredible challenge to do so as he loved to explore and had considerable strength.

Thank you to everyone who offered comfort and kind thoughts; we know so many of you have had to deal with challenges to or the loss of your own pets.  Their their memories all live on in our hearts.