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
11 June 2013 | Greece
10 June 2013 | Greece
05 June 2013
28 July 2012 | Various - Elba
22 July 2012 | Sardinia
21 July 2012 | Corsica
20 July 2012 | Corsica


13 May 2012
I wanted to get an update out to our family and friends. We have had a very difficult 72 hours. It started on Friday morning and pretty much beat us to a pulp until 8:00pm yesterday. We had a 12 hour reprieve in between there. We fought the sea for two days straight until we learned the lesson. You can't fight Mother Ocean - She is in control. We surrendered yesterday morning and ran downwind until the weather pattern broke. In all it cost us about three days of time and most of our fuel. At one point all we could do was face the waves with the bow of the boat and motor up them at 2 knots - for 24 hours we did this!! Yesterday we had a wave break across the side of Palarran and fill the cockpit with 6" of water. When you look at a picture of the boat you understand how much of the wave had to be breaking in order to do this. The pounding on boat and man, physically and mentally, was extreme.

Today we are going to recuperate and fix some of the broken gear. Our plan has changed and we are now making for Sao Miguel where Kerry will still hopefully be joining us and Stosh will fly home. I'd like to have 4 days of rest time before we take on the next leg to Gibraltar and if we headed to Horta that wouldn't happen. It is disappointing as the most renowned sailors bar in the world is there and during the storm we had so looked forward to having many pints of beer there. If someone could do us a favor and contact the beer distributer in Ponta Delgada to make sure they have extra supplies of Scottish Ale and maybe some Busch beer we would appreciate it.
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