Por Dos

Family cruising in a Catamaran

16 June 2015 | Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
06 June 2015 | Tahanea, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
01 June 2015 | Raiatea, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
28 May 2015 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
12 May 2015 | Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
26 April 2015 | Academy Bay, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Islas Galapagos, Ecuador
13 April 2015 | Panama to Galapagos
07 April 2015 | Balboa, Panama
31 March 2015 | Colon, Panama
23 March 2015 | Kralendijk, Bonaire
25 February 2015 | Trinidad
17 February 2015 | Port of Spain, Trinidad
01 February 2015 | Chaguaramas, Trinidad
31 January 2015 | Trinidad
15 January 2015 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
06 January 2015 | Union Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines
29 December 2014 | Soufriere, St. Lucia
23 December 2014 | St Anne, Martinique
10 December 2014 | Le Marin, Martinique
24 November 2014 | Marina de Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Trinidad Tourists

25 February 2015 | Trinidad
Marta Portoles (edited by Alec and Roan)
We were working so hard on the Por Dos re-fit that we did not have much opportunities for tourist activities, but we all went on a hike to a nice waterfall in the Northern range.

As a special treat, I took a “me-day”, and left the boys and Mark working on Por Dos while I did a tour to the Asa Wright Nature Center and the Caroni Swamp; ) for bird watching. At Asa Wright I took about 100 photos and a video of a snake slithering its way in the high branches of a tall tree where half a dozen Yellow Oriole nests hung down. The snake tried for over 15 minutes to get into one of the nests, while the bird parents were pecking at the snake’s tail trying desperately to get it off balance and off the tree. I, and every other birdwatcher around, was cheering for the birds. After 20 minutes of excitement, the snake, still hungry, finally fell from the tree to my sigh of relief. In Caroni, the red ibis flocks twirling in the twilight hours, like a big red cloud, took my breath away. 

Every blog about Trinidad should include its cuisine - by miles the best that we had in the Caribbean. Their population includes 40% descendants of East Indians brought as workers by the British a couple of centuries back. So Trini food combines flavors from the East, with Creole and African influences. We loved the Doubles (two pancakes with a spicy chick pea mixture in the middle), Alloo Pies (roll with a meat and potato mix in the middle) and Sahinas (deep fried mix of veggies with chick pea paste) for breakfast, Rotis (big wrap with meat and veggies) and Curries for lunch and “Bake and Shark” (their spicy version of a Fish Sandwich) for dinner. I also loved their soups, which included obscure parts of some edible animal, such as cow hoofs and pig tails, but so delicious I never stopped to ponder about what I was exactly eating. Yum!
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Vessel Name: S/V Por Dos
Vessel Make/Model: Catana 48
Hailing Port: Salem, MA
Crew: Mark, Marta, Alec & Roan
S/V Por Dos's Photos - Main
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Created 11 October 2012
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Who: Mark, Marta, Alec & Roan
Port: Salem, MA
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