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The Voyages and Adventures of "Your Rock and Roll Argonauts".

31 December 2019 | Emeryville Roadtrip
16 July 2017 | Wrangell Harbor
15 July 2017 | Petersburg, Alaska
12 July 2017 | Baronof Warmm Springs
10 July 2017 | Tenakee Inlet
08 July 2017 | Hoohah
07 July 2017 | Elfin Cove Dock
29 June 2017 | Yakutat City Dock
29 June 2017 | Yakutat City Dock
29 June 2017 | Yakutat City Dock
26 June 2017 | Gulf of Alaska, East of Kayak Island, West of Icy Bay
25 June 2017 | Gulf of Alaska
24 June 2017 | Seward, Alaska
21 June 2017 | Seward, Alaska
20 June 2017 | Seward, Alaska
22 April 2017 | Seward, Alaska
22 April 2017 | Passage to Kodiak
22 April 2017 | Chignik,, Alaska
22 April 2017 | Sand Point, Alaska

Passage Majuro to Tuvalu, Day 2 and 3

25 April 2014 | About 200 miles south of Majuro.
April 24, Day 2, April 25 Day 3

Day two. Our day started out with the wind from the south, and about 2 pm, it quit altogether. So then, we fired up the engine and motored throughout the day, and then on through the night. We were both wishing for some wind as we do not carry much fuel, and we want to keep it in reserve for harbor approaches, etc. All in all though, the day was pleasant, and the night was mostly nice, but we did go through many rain squalls. Now, normally a rain squall brings not only rain, but wind as well. Not last night.

At about 7:00 this morning, Day 3, we got wind. Hoo Haa, did we get wind. We are in it now. The forecast calls for 15 to 18 knots, but this morning we have seen 34 true. At this moment, it is 28 knots. This is all, no doubt, because of the rain squalls about. We are crossing the notorious Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), and until we reach it's end at about the equator or a bit below it, we are expecting to see lots of rain, wind etc.

Meanwhile, life on board Proximity is fine. The seas are getting lumpy, but not too awful, so we can nap, read and visit, laugh, etc. We are keeping a radio visit with a friend in Majuro, so we have some social contact outside the boat. This friend would be Mike from the yacht "Astarte". He is in Majuro,and he is planning to make this passage soon, so naturally, he is most curious about how our time goes. It is going fine, and your Rock and Roll Argonauts are both feeling right at home. In the words of our beloved Pink Floyd, "wish you were here"!

Rod and Elisabeth, "Your Rock and Roll Argonauts"
Vessel Name: Proximity
Vessel Make/Model: Swan 41
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: Rod Lambert, Elisabeth Lehmberg
Who Are Rod and Elisabeth? We are Rod Lambert and Elisabeth Lehmberg. Elisabeth is from Bremerhaven, Germany, and Rod is from Monterey, California. In our youth we each had dreams of living on the water and sailing long distance. [...]
Extra: 2017 Update. From 2009 to Summer 2016, we sailed the South Pacific Ocean, visiting many many wonderful places and meeting incredible all along the way. Finally, it was time to do something a little different, so we headed North. North to Alaska. The dream continues. Welcome!
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