Por Dos

Family cruising in a Catamaran

16 December 2017 | Brisbane
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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
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16 June 2015 | Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
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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

Bermuda-Azores Passage

12 May 2013 | Bermuda to Azores
Alec Morwood-Portoles
We left Bermuda at Monday the 29 of April with John Douglas heading East for the Azores. For the first two days it was relatively rough with 15-20 knots of wind so I mostly read and slept. The next 4 days were relatively calm with only 10 knots from behind. During the calm days we played a few board games, and went up on the bow to look at animals we saw Portuguese Man-O-Wars, (a type of jellyfish that has a balloon like "sail" on top, they always stay at the surface) and 2 schools of dolphins.

On Sunday the wind picked up again and reached 20 knots N. It stayed like that until Monday evening when it went back down to 3-10 knots with the wind direction going from W to S to NNE. Tuesday 1 AM the wind changed and went back up to 20-30 knots NNE. It stayed that way until Thursday midday when it went down to 10-15 knots E and we turned north because the wind had changed to East and we were far to the south of the Azores. We were to the south of the Azores at that point because the north wind was making it too hard to go north. Friday morning the wind went up to 25-30 knots E until Saturday when the wind went to 20 knots NE and we began to tack back and forth upwind because the Azores were directly upwind.

We arrived at Flores the Western-most island of the Azores at 7:30 PM. Arriving at Flores we saw huge black and brown volcanic cliffs all around the island with pastures at the top of them with a small village at the southern end. We went around the Eastern side around the cliffs until we reached a valley in the cliffs in a bay with a huge breakwater and a small marina were we tied up to a concrete dock in the town of Lajes which is the second largest town on Flores with a population of 1,500.

Alec Morwood-Portoles
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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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