08 July 2013 | Montenegro
08 July 2013 | Montenegro
08 July 2013 | Montenegro
08 July 2013 | Montenegro
06 July 2013 | Corfu Greece
06 July 2013 | Montenegro
06 July 2013 | Croatia
29 June 2013 | Croatia
22 June 2013 | Croatia
18 June 2013 | The Sea
12 June 2013 | Greece
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05 June 2013
28 July 2012 | Various - Elba
22 July 2012 | Sardinia
21 July 2012 | Corsica
20 July 2012 | Corsica

Mahi Hits

01 May 2012
Wow, I called that one right. I no longer sent off yesterday's post and said hi to Stosh and a Mahi hit. Stosh brought him to the stern of the boat but one last jerk of its head and the line snapped. Bummer.

Dave cooked scallops, new potatoes, and made a salad for dinner last night. It was very good eatin for three guys floating in a small boat mid-Atlantic. We did a pretty thorough cleaning of the cabin before our watches started. Watch rotation goes from 21:00 to 1:00, 1:00 to 4:00, and 4:00 until we all get up. Right now I'm on the first watch, Dave is second, and Stosh gets the morning. After 5 nights we will rotate so everyone gets to see sunrise, which is pretty special out here. My watch last night was the best I've ever had. There was a perfectly consistent wind so the sails didn't need to be adjusted at all. I kicked back and had an Enya Fest. I can't understand a word she sings but the sound and tempo goes great for midnight sailing (imo).

Today we are motor sailing. The wind is still coming from the North East. If we sailed alone we would have to make a stop in Bermuda and the crossing would be about 21 days. . One nice thing we have is the ability to get long range weather forecasts via NOAA grib files. I've been downloading them at noon every day and then we plan a course. It looks like we will have about 2 or 3 days of motor sailing before the wind turns from the west. This is normal and we anticipated it hence the large amount of diesel we are carrying.

Our bearing right now is 62 degrees true. Wind speed is 14 knots. Waves are minimal. Weather clear.
Vessel Name: Palarran
Vessel Make/Model: Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56
Hailing Port: Portage, Michigan
Crew: David, Jeanne, Nick, and Elaina Lambright
About: We enjoy adventurous travel. We also love the water. These two combined have led us to embark on a sailing tour of the Mediterranean. 2015 will be our fourth season.
David is a small business owner who enjoys planning the family travel in his spare time. Jeanne manages the family and enjoys travel and tennis. Nick is learning how to run a business and cook by founding Nicks Gyros food trailer. Elaina is the joy of the family. Perfect in every way [...]
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The Wanderers

Who: David, Jeanne, Nick, and Elaina Lambright
Port: Portage, Michigan
Aldarion was the Heir to the King of NĂºmenor. He was a great captain and adventurer, to the dismay of his father, who wished his son to spend his youth on the island he would one day rule. Aldarion, though, felt the call of the sea, and he built himself a vast ship, larger than any that had been seen at that time. He called it PALARRAN, an Elvish name meaning 'Far-Wanderer', and in it he journeyed the Great Sea to Middle-Earth. JRR Tolkien, The Silmarillion
Not All Who Wander Are Lost