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


13 August 2015 | Suwarrow, Cook Islands
Mark Morwood (Aug-2017)
We left Maupiti the same day as Miss Behaving and Tinkerbell, and stayed in contact with them with the SSB radio for the four-day, 700 mile sail to Suwarrow. Shine and Family Circus came in a couple of days later.

Suwarrow in the Cook Islands, is a beautiful, remote coral atoll, with nothing really within 300 miles of it. The lagoon is about 12 miles by 5 miles, with 20 small motus (islets) on the fringing reef. The only permitted anchorage is just inside the main cut or pass, in front of the motu where the two National Park caretakers live.

We had a very relaxed time there, with usually about half a dozen boats in the anchorage, snorkelling each day despite the plentiful sharks, potluck dinners on the beach, and fresh tuna shared between the boats depending on who had been lucky fishing in the pass. One of the successful fishing trips was by Alec and Roan and George from Shine, who took our dinghy and went trolling the pass late in the afternoon. They came back having caught a 10+ kg tuna on a hand line. There only comment was that they were a bit worried that they wouldn’t be able to pull it in before the sharks got it!

After only 11 days we decided it was time to move on as the season was moving along, but could easily have stayed another week or two!

We were heading on to Neiafu, Tonga with Miss Behaving, Tinkerbell, Shine and Family Circus, while some of the other boats were going via Palmerston Island, though we would meet up with them again shortly. The 4 day sail to Tonga was mixed, with good wind for the first 24 hours, but after that some very light winds with lots of motoring. We played leap frog with Family Circus for a day, them motoring past us in the calms and then us sailing past once we got enough wind for the spinnaker.
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
26 Photos
Created 3 July 2012


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