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

Spinnaker Sailing

23 May 2012
We left Ponta Delgata at 4:00pm yesterday and had perfect winds until midnight. It was a great way to break Kerry into the watch schedule. He took Stosh’s 8:00pm to Midnight watch and did well with it. While the wind was great, we were having to tack too far out of our way so we motored from Midnight until 9:00am.

Then Kerry and I rigged the spinnaker and successfully deployed and sailed it for the first time since I’ve owned Palarran. There was 12 knots of wind and we made a consistant 7 knots directly towards Gibraltar. I’m excited about being able to use the spinnaker as we will have several days of the same light wind directly from the West. Where was this when we needed it 8 days ago? The weather pattern looks perfect for the next 5 days so we are expecting a great passage to Gibraltar. In fact, the last three sailing days have really been the best of the trip so far. It was excellent to sail in between Pico and Sao George. We have been visited by dolphins quite regularly and we never get tired of watching them swim past.

Skinny’s Dad lives just outside Gib and is going to take us golfing. We are also going to rent a car to tour Alhambra and Andalusia for a couple days before heading to Ibiza. I’ve never traveled in Spain before and this will be a great opportunity to hit some high points in the southern regions.

We made half our beef tenderloin for dinner today on the grill along with roasted veggies and a Greek salad. It was excellent and we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with the dinner. Kerry and I did all the work to give Dave a day off. Yesterday he made pork belly, blood sausage in a saffron sauce, and cabbage. Quite excellent as usual.

Speed 7 knots; Course 100 true; Range 777 miles

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 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