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Horse Latitudes

02 May 2012
David
Today the wind has died to a dead calm. The area we are in is called the “horse latitudes” because sailing ships that where becalmed where sometimes forced to kill the animals on board due to the lack of drinking water. Fortunately our water maker is working perfectly so Stosh gets to live another day J. We don’t have any sails up and are motoring at 7 knots on a course of 60 degrees magnetic. This area is not just lacking wind, there don’t appear to be any fish here either.

The weather patterns for the next 5 days look optimal for us to catch the Westerlies and make awesome time to the Azores. About 24 hours from now the wind will start to pick up from the West, build over the next day to 15 to 20 knots, and keep going. We have spent the day preparing for reaching and running with the wind when it arrives. The water here is a beautiful deep blue. Beyond water and Sargasso seaweed there isn’t much else. We had one freighter come within our AIS range yesterday.

Tonight we are cooking up a feast of steak and chicken breasts since we can use the grill for the first time. Then it’s movie time and the watch schedule starts again. The three of us have fallen into a nice rhythm and work well together.
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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.
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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

Sailing Route

Aldarion was the Heir to the King of Númenor. 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