Por Dos

Family cruising in a Catamaran

16 December 2017 | Brisbane
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


12 September 2013 | Zakinthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
Marta Portoles
I cannot believe I am up to date on our blog. I'm so happy and proud of myself!

The crossing from Sicily was truly uneventful, except for my birthday celebration.

When we arrived in Zakinthos port, we dropped our anchor and backed up to the town dock, tying the stern to the dock. Most places in Spain, Italy and France have converted to laid moorings that you pick up to tie to your bows instead of using your anchor. Greece has not made the transition to moorings, or at least not on the town docks.

The town of Zakinthos used to be beautiful with many Venetian style buildings. Unfortunately, most of the Ionian islands' towns were destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. Now it is a nice touristic town, nothing spectacular, but they have managed to preserve the old style somewhat. The island is also famous because in spring, loggerhead turtles come ashores to lay eggs. Now is the time for the turtle eggs to hatch but it is more of a hit or miss if you see any. [the boat next door did not see any, and the local dock agent said it was not worth it, so we gave it a miss]

We rested, ate Greek food (excellent lamb, juicy tomatoes, lovely tsatsiki), and caught up with school work. Ah! the hard live of the middle school student on a Med cruising trip. :-)

Next week, we will be making our way through the Gulfs of Patras and Corinth, the Corinth Canal, and on into port of Piraeus near Athens.

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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