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

Tuamotu Islands: Fakarava

16 June 2015 | Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia
Marta Portoles
Fakarava is only 55 miles or so from Tahanea, an easy day sail. Being on a starboard tack with the port rudder missing, Por Dos was temperamental and wanted to round up into the wind. We ended up motor-sailing with jib so that the autopilot could steer our course.

In Fakarava, we first anchored near the South Pass, an excellent place for diving and snorkeling with sharks (and, there were lots of them, ranging from small black tips to big greys). Alec put together a couple of short videos of Mark and Roan's dive in South Fakarava.

The wind changed to the SE and picked to 25 to 30 knots, so we moved four or five miles to the Hirifa Motu anchorage, where the waters were calm and protected from the wind. It was here that Alec and Roan started wake boarding with a borrowed kite board. They both loved it. Mark spent many hours dragging them behind the dinghy.

It was a sad day when we left the Tuamotus, our favourite place so far in the South Pacific. But, it was time to move on. Tahiti, here we come!
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
5 Photos
Created 11 October 2012
26 Photos
Created 3 July 2012


Who: Mark, Marta, Alec & Roan
Port: Salem, MA
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