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

Touring South of Spain

11 October 2014 | Torrevieja, Spain
Marta Portoles
We drove back from Barcelona to the port of Torrevieja in Alicante, where Por Dos was waiting for us. We were getting the typical autumn weather of Spain, with thunderous thunderstorms and, finally, some much-needed rain. That meant that we would have to motorsail along the coast of Spain in the calm winds between fronts and thunderstorms. 

Along the Spanish coast we stopped in Cartagena, Almerimar and La Linea de la Concepcion (right next door to Gibraltar). Cartagena is a beautiful city, and, although small it has a long history. One finds sights ranging from Phoenician and Roman ruins to a Maritime Museum which contains the first motorized submarine designed and built by a Spaniard. The main downtown area is pedestrians only and, therefore, a great place to walk and people-watch. The marina was a bit bouncy with the winds that we had and, it was occasionally smelly from the fuel plant in the commercial port east of the city. 

Our next stop was Almerimar, a marina in the middle of nowhere, around which a little town with plenty of boat and tourist services has sprung to life (although it was pretty quiet when we were there). The marina is huge, well protected from wind and waves, and the cheapest marina that we had encountered so far. We paid 16 euros per night including water and electricity, what a bargain! We rented a car and toured some of Southern Spain’s famous cities: Cordoba (and its mosque), Granada (and the Alhambra palaces) and Ronda (and its bull fight ring and museum). My favorite was Antequera, where we stopped to visit Neolithic tombs. I was absolutely in awe of our 5000 BCE ancestor’s ingenuity and engineering capabilities. We got a tour in Spanish by one of the archeologists studying there. It was a great school outing.

We left Almerimar and did a short overnight motorsail to La Linea, an ugly city of cheap, tall apartment blocks - the dorm-city for Gibraltar. Here we met our friends from Miss Behaving and, together, travelled by ferry to Morocco for a 9-day driving tour of the country.
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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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