Por Dos

Family cruising in a Catamaran

04 November 2015 | Brisbane, Australia
30 October 2015 | Isle de Pines, Noumea, New Caledonia
08 October 2015 | Tanna, Vanuatu
01 October 2015 | Viti Levu, Mololo, Fiji
21 September 2015 | Namena, Musket Cove Malolo, Vuda Point Viti Levu, Fiji
12 September 2015 | Vanua Levu and Taveuni, Fiji
02 September 2015 | Tonga
13 August 2015 | Suwarrow, Cook Islands
25 July 2015 | Tahaa, Bora Bora and Maupiti French Polynesia
17 June 2015 | Tahiti & Moorea, French Polynesia
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

Vanuatu

08 October 2015 | Tanna, Vanuatu
Mark Morwood (Aug-2017)
It was a quick three-days to Port Resolution on Tanna in Vanuatu, where we were planning a quick stop to see the last volcano of our journey. In fact we had to slow down for the last 24 hours to avoid getting there before light on the 3rd day. We crept in to the anchorage, as the water was a muddy brown color from run-off, so we couldn’t see the depths at all. We weren’t used to that after the clear water we’d had all the way since Panama.

We had notified Customs and Immigration before we arrived, so they drove across the island to clear us in, along with Miss Behaving and another boat that had arrived a day before us. Once cleared in, we went to the local village, Ireupuow, which had been devastated by cyclone Pam just 6 months before. They were busy rebuilding, but trees and crops were all destroyed.

We hired a local guide with a truck to take us, Miss Behaving and another cruising family to Mt Yasur, the active volcano just a 10km drive from the anchorage. It was a very unstructured affair, we were dropped off at the bottom of the path up the cone, with the admonition to don’t get hit by any flying rocks, and don’t fall in. The guide sensibly stayed at the bottom with his vehicle!

The volcano was spectacular. It is a strombolian volcano, and at the time we visited was erupting every 10 minutes or so, sending lava and glowing rocks high into the sky. As the sun set we got a brilliant view looking down into the crater.

After a short 4 day stop in Tanna, it was time to head on to Noumea where we would be meeting the prospective new owners of Por Dos.
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Vessel Name: S/V Por Dos
Vessel Make/Model: Catana 48
Hailing Port: Salem, MA
Crew: Mark, Marta, Alec & Roan
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Who: Mark, Marta, Alec & Roan
Port: Salem, MA
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