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

Trave to meet the boys

11 June 2013 | Greece
Our travels began on June 9, just about a week after I had been released from school for the summer. Luckily the flight was a little later in the day so one, we did not have to wake up early, and two it gave plenty of time to finish packing (I like to procrastinate a little). We started the journey at the Kalamazoo airport and from there we went to Detroit to catch our flight to Paris, France. During the whole travel time we never experienced a layover over 2 hours and when you put the time it takes to get from gate to gate it does not really give you too much time. It allowed enough for us to stop and have a little bite to eat of the best French cuisine the airport could offer before heading off to Athens. In Athens we had a little time to go through the duty free shopping but it was cutting it close. The only real problems occurred when going through security. Let’s just say I don’t think I have been through such a hassle going through security before. They made us take out pretty much everything, the good thing though is that they were doing their job well which I have to respect. After that we were off to Corfu where we would stay in a hotel for a night before meeting up with the boys. When we arrived at the hotel we felt pretty rough to say the least. But after a little rest we geared up and headed out to dinner. We loved the town the minute we walked up the hill by the fort. Both our meals were very traditional Greek and quite tasty (after all when in Greece eat like the Greek people). Once we went back to the hotel it was time to turn in for the night for much needed sleep. The day after would be the day we would meet up with the boys for the start of a 6 week adventure. We ate breakfast, packed our bags, mother went for a swim and then we checked out and called a cab. After a nice drive through town we headed to the Sahara sand covered boat. There was lots of cleaning to be done!
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