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Leaving the Balearic's

29 June 2012 | Mahon, Minorca
David
To start this post, I need to send out some overdue Thank-You’s. First off I’d like to thank Stosh and Kerry for their contributions in time and effort to making the crossing with me. Thank you Skinny for all you brought to the delivery also. I’ll never forget our day of conversation during the gale. We both attained a greater appreciation for the sea and seamanship and a bond of friendship forged from frothy breakers. Thank you to all my co-workers back at Bel-Aire for making this lifelong dream a possibility. I think about work and how nice it would be to kick back at my desk every once in a while. Thanks Joe, Matt, and Adam and the Beckman family for joining us here in the Balearic’s.
Tomorrow morning at 8:00am we are leaving Mahon on the Island of Minorca for Marseilles in France. It is 220 nautical miles and will take between 30 and 36 hours (hopefully). This will be the longest passage that my family has made and it will be interesting for me to witness how well they handle it. It has been 3 weeks since Skinny, Kerry, and I arrived in Ibiza. It is hard to believe we are leaving this magical area. The song Higher from Creed has been ringing in my ear’s for the last few days.

When dreaming I'm guided to another world
Time and time again
At sunrise I fight to stay asleep
'Cause I don't want to leave the comfort of this place
'Cause there's a hunger, a longing to escape
From the life I live when I'm awake
So let's go there
Let's make our escape
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Can you take me Higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me Higher?
To a place with golden streets

Although I would like our world to change
It helps me to appreciate
Those nights and those dreams
But, my friend, I'd sacrifice all those nights
If I could make the Earth and my dreams the same
The only difference is
To let love replace all our hate
So let's go there
Let's make our escape
Come on, let's go there
Let's ask can we stay?

Can you take me Higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me Higher?
To a place with golden streets

So lets go there, lets go there,
Come on, lets go there
Lets ask can we stay?

Up high I feel like I'm alive for the very first time
Set up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine
Set up high I'm strong enough to take these dreams
And make them mine

Can you take me Higher?
To a place where blind men see
Can you take me Higher?
To a place with golden streets

I don’t want to leave, what more can I say. It’s hard to believe there is another place in the world that will be as special as the last three weeks have been. One cala after another brought stunning scenery, scents, and aqua blue water. The people here have been so nice also given our poor (non-existant) ability to speak Spanish.

I am in the process of uploading photo's to Picasa and they can be viewed here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/113920138152975967449/LambrightCousinsInTheBalearicIslands?authkey=Gv1sRgCN6YlcHNzrP64AE#
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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