If I asked 100 people in the United States what they think about Montenegro, 95 would answer "Monta-what?" The other 5 would think it's a backwards post Yugoslavia state that had attacked Croatia. They, like me, would be apprehensive to visit such a place, fearing some type of extremist people. My vision from reading cruising guides lead me to believe it was a beautiful fiord that was sparsely populated by fairly poor people. I had read also that a new marina was being built for Mega-Yachts but wasn't finished yet so the prices were low. This was our destination and we had three days to explore the area.
As I said before, we were heading to a marina (without a reservation) which I had read was being developed by a billionaire into a Mega-Yacht haven. Turns out that its actually 5 billionaires who are developing this resort and its not in the planning stages anymore. It wasn't hard to find because even from a distance you could see the ships lined up in perfect rows. Great, I think. Another instance of us looking like trailer trash amongst the jet-setters. But it would not be so.
One of the fun parts of travel is meeting so many great people. I feel blessed that we interact so often with multi-cultural individuals. And every once in a while you meet an exceptional one. Megan James was that for us.
On a few things about our time in Montenegro(mostly about the beach club)
David's 50th BirthdayJeanne
07/06/2013, Corfu Greece
A very HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday to our most special Captain David!!! We are so fortunate to have this time together as a family and with our friends. It truly has been a once in a lifetime adventure! Each day has brought a new adventure and memory, some planned and some unplanned and none of these events shall be forgotten. We are all so grateful for his planning and execution of a rather complicated travel adventure! It takes a lot of foresight and energy to make it all come together and he has made it happen in spite of our grumbling every now and then. We are working very well as a team and we'll treasure this extraordinary time together. It could have never been done without you! We love you so much!!! Happy 50th Birthday on a 24 hour sail from Porto Montenegro to Corfu, Greece. Love, Jeanne, Nick and Elaina
From SamSam Riethman
To begin I would say that I started this trip without previously having any strong desire to sail or spend time on the ocean. It really just happened spontaneously that when I wanted to do something different for a week during the summer, the opportunity arose to join the Lambright family on their adventure throughout the Mediterranean. I couldn't pass up this chance to take some time off of work and travel to Europe. I would have been much more apprehensive about the prospect of flying into Croatia by myself, speaking only English, with no knowledge on how to operate in a foreign country, without my knowledge that the Lambright family (especially Dave) would have a good grasp on what they were doing and would be able to safely let me tag along with them throughout their travels (I haven't been lost at sea yet).
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