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


15 July 2017 | Petersburg, Alaska
Well, it was a wonderful passage from Baranof Warm Springs to Petersburg. The wait for favorable weather paid off. Since we were so close between those two big boats, and we had the current from the waterfall pushing us into the dock, we had to come up with an exit strategy. So, we talked to our neighbor, Jay, on the big outer boat. He let us slip a spring line to his rail. Then, we could use that to pull us a bit away from the dock and escape. Worked perfectly. Thank you Jay!

Nice flat water and we timed the tide just right to get to Petersburg. Along the way, we saw our first icebergs! Very beautiful, but don't get too close. Also saw some orcas jumping. The are really beautiful.

Petersburg is nice. It is a little fishing town with lots of Norwegian heritage. Good internet, good groceries, a nice Chinese restaurant (we love Chinese). The harbor is very helpful and nice people. So, it has been a good stop. We got to go for a 6 mile walk along the water today. That was a treat, and we got to see some of the Wrangell Narrows that we will pass through tomorrow morning. This is a passage that gets (as the name suggests) very narrow, and as such, the currents amplify. Then half way down, they change direction. So we leave in a flood tide, ride it for two hours, hit the slack in the middle, then ride the ebb out the other side. That's it in theory. Hope we get our timing right!

So then, it's off to bed for me as I get up at 0430 to catch the tide. Talk again in Wrangell!
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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