The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

16 September 2017 | Grafton Harbor
07 September 2017 | Joliet free dock
03 September 2017
28 July 2017 | Southport Marina, Kenosha, Wis
08 July 2015
03 July 2015 | Pentwater
02 July 2015 | Holland Michigan
30 June 2015
04 August 2013 | Back In Chicago
29 July 2013
25 July 2013 | Meldrum to Drummond
25 July 2013 | John Harbor and Meldrum Bay
22 July 2013 | Gore Bay
21 July 2013 | Gore Bay
12 July 2013 | Gore Bay
05 July 2013 | Manistee, MI
22 June 2013 | 31st Street Marina, Chicago, IL
09 August 2012 | 31st Street Marina, Chicago
06 August 2012 | Frankfurt, MI

The Last Chapter is Finished

04 August 2013 | Back In Chicago
What a sail!! Racine, WI to 31st Street Harbor, Chicago and Mother Nature let us know we had paid all our dues. Winds 12 knots or so shifting from NW, to N, to NE to E driving us down the coast at 8 knots, fantastic just what sailors hope for and dream about.

Overall, just over some 900 miles and lots of sailing, TBTG!

So once again Lucky Bird pulled off a superior performance handling the rough and the calm even hooking a dead head. Yup she's quite a girl and Kody did just fine. Would we take Kody again, absolutely without a doubt. We played tricks on her when we wanted to leave the boat without her. We hid treats all around the boat and started her on her hunt and then quietly exited. It worked every time with no barking. Good ole Kody.

Would we do the North Channel again? umm, maybe, but quite frankly I'm getting bored with the trip up and back on Lake Michigan. Close to 700 miles just to start the Channel experience. Maybe I'm just getting too senior to look forward to the Lake Michigan portion, all-though yesterday's sail was worth all the other stuff you have to deal with sailing on the Great Lake Michigan.

So we're packing up and heading back to civilization, darn!!
Vessel Name: Lucky Bird
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Moody 425 cc
Hailing Port: Kenosha, WI
Crew: Robert & Alice Smith
Alice and I have spent considerable time together on the water; cruising and racing on the waters of New England, the Caribbean and Lake Michigan.

Sailing is our passion and together we've been fortunate to experience the thrills, the camaraderie and the enjoyment boating provides. [...]

We seek the freedom, excitement and challenges of voyaging.

Lucky Bird's Photos - Main
This is our second journey south to the Caribbean. This time we've chosen to exit Lake Michigan and proceed south through the in-land waterway system to Mobile. We'll start around Labor Day and take our time exploring the history of middle America.
7 Photos
Created 28 July 2017
30 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
101 Photos
Created 17 July 2012
Bob and Alice return to Lucky Bird after spending the summer in Addison.
31 Photos
Created 4 December 2010
Heading into the Windward Islands and further south
108 Photos
Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009