s/v Proximity

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

Wave Off and Proximity is now officially for sale.

21 June 2017 | Seward, Alaska
Sorry, but we will not leave today. The short period of weather suitable for our departure is just too short to make it to our next stop before it turns around and hits us head on with strong winds. The low is approaching, and the isobars are just too close together to make leaving attractive. It appears that our next opportunity will be in about 6 days. Seems like a long time, but we want to enjoy this sailing rather than simply endure it. Alaska has a whole different set of weather rules than the South Pacific, so we respect that.

Meanwhile, we bought an airplane while "on vacation" in California. We plan to "cruise" the small grass strips of the US and Canada, camping under the wing, etc. So we now announce that our beloved Proximity will up for sale when we arrive in Seattle. We will ask $120,000 USD for her, but if any blog reader wanted her, we would give a special price. It is kind of like having a beloved pet that you cannot justify keeping, but want to go to a good home. If you might want her, let us know. And you also know that she has been completely refit with all new equipment and systems throughout. You will not find a better boat for this money, and she is a boat that can take you safely anywhere in the world.

Our airplane is a lovely 1948 (nearly 70 years old restored antique) Cessna 170. The next chapter awaits. But for now, let's get that weather for the passage in order!

Be excellent to one another.
Rod and Elisabeth
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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