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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

Tied to dock in Yakutat

29 June 2017 | Yakutat City Dock
Tuesday, June 27

We have arrived. Today, at about 0430, (it is bright daylight) we tied up at the Yakutat Public Dock. What a beautiful place. Yakutat is one of those places in Alaska where you can fly in, you can boat in, but there are no roads that get here. So, it has a very frontier feel to it. We were here about two hours when our friends Gabi and Lutz from Germany arrived in their boat, SuAn. After a short little reunion, we had intended to go promptly to bed, because as you know, we have been up all night making the approach to Yakutat, and before that sleeping only in 3-hour stints whilst we sailed. BUT! We met Les, a very nice local guy, who offered us his little truck to use to go fetch diesel fuel for the boat. So, off we went, and found the diesel pump. It was located right behind the little bar/liquor store, right where we were told it would be. This was only a pump, mind you, not a gas station. This is Yakutat, and with a population of 500 and no roads to the "outside", the pump suffices. Then, we made it back to the marina, returned the truck to Les, and went to sleep. Later in the day, we woke up, hooked up with Gabi and Lutz and went out in search of dinner. Les had told us of a restaurant, we met Clifford, who runs a little taxi and who knew the restaurant, so off we went. A couple of beers and a halibut dinner capped off the day for us. So, a very nice day in a beautiful spot that feels very much like we have found an outpost in the wilderness. We fully expect that we will enjoy our stay here while we wait for weather to continue eastward. Yakutat is special. Now, it's bedtime....again!

Be Excellent to Each Other!

Rod and Elisabeth,

"Your Rock and Roll Argonauts" "Les Pirates d'Honneur"
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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