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

New Caledonia

30 October 2015 | Isle de Pines, Noumea, New Caledonia
Mark Morwood (Aug-2017)
Though not strictly permitted as we had not yet cleared in to New Caledonia, we stopped for three nights at the beautiful Isle de Pines. We had a relaxing time with a calm anchorage, white sand beaches, clear water, and a nice bar and restaurant on the beach.

From Isle de Pines it was a longish day sail up to Port Moselle Marina in Noumea, sheltered inside the reef most of the way. In between getting the boat ready for a survey and the actual survey and then haul-out, we managed to get a short trip for 2 nights over to Ilot Maitre, a pretty island just out from Noumea, with Miss Behaving. From their it was all go, as we hauled out at Carenocean for 2 nights so the hull could be surveyed, final agreement with the buyers, and then paperwork to transfer the boat.

It was strange to go to customs and immigration with Richard to help him check “his” boat out of Noumea. So on the 30th of October we left Noumea for Brisbane on our last passage with Por Dos.

Fortunately the weather gods were kind to us. We had a fast and slightly bumpy 195 mile day to get things going, but then the wind and waves settled down and we had a pleasant smooth sail all the rest of the way, first with code 0, then with spinnaker as the winds kept easing. The only stress was when the autopilot started playing up again! We all dealt well with that, though it was the only issue left on the boat that I was leaving unresolved.

We rounded the northern tip of Moreton Island around sunrise on the 5th day of the passage, sailed down the bay, then motored up the Brisbane river to Rivergate Marina.
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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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