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Ahoy Mates

04 May 2012
A Post from Stoshman

Ahoy Mates!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday after noon brought us to the most remote gas station in the North Atlantic Ocean. Our tank read well under half so David and I set out to transfer 17 jugs of fuel. The task was to un-lash all but 10 jugs from the side rails. Then syphon, one by one, without too much spillage, the diesel into the main tanks. At the end of a couple hours our main tanks were full.

We figure with fuel and water usage, Palarran is a Ton lighter.

Skinny Dave's soon to be famous Nacho deluxe for Dinner. He made a minced meat chili from scratch, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream completed the feast. David about passed out after eating and was in bed by 8:00pm.

Last night's watch started out with confused seas and a light breeze, turning to West 15kn from astern. Skinny Dave on midnight shift saw 20-25kn W wind and brought Palarran to over 11 knots at full sail. David's early AM watch saw a couple squalls and lighter variable breezes. We sailed for a total of 14 hours before losing the wind again. We made 180 miles yesterday.

This morning we joked about a lack of chores and wondered what would come up next. Just then our starboard 6'6" Penn Slammer rod with matching Penn Senator spooled with 60lb mono started to sing. David was soon locked into a nice Mahi-Mahi. After a good fight I gaffed the 30 pounder and brought it aboard. The next few hours were filled with fileting and packing him along with a Bigeye Tuna and Skip Jack. Three fish in less than one hour after fishing for 5 days straight.

Dinner should be good. Skinny is making soy ginger tuna, stir fried rice, and steamed vegetables. Tomorrow we will tell you the story of Skinny Dave.
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

Sailing Route

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