The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

21 August 2019 | Straits Marina, Mackinaw City
06 August 2019 | Village of Brockport
30 July 2019
27 July 2019
21 June 2019 | Wickford Cove Marina
20 May 2019 | Antlantic Yacht Basin
13 May 2019 | Homer Smith Marina, final Salty Dawg Destination
21 April 2019 | Frenchtown, St. Thomas V.I. Easter Celebration
20 April 2019 | Brewers Bay, St. Thomas VI
11 April 2019 | Nanny Cay Marine, Tortola, BVI
28 March 2019 | Green Cay Marina, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
25 March 2019
24 February 2019 | Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua

We Dodged A Bullet

23 August 2009 | Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squardon
Bob, Bill has passed and now the NWrly is blowing pretty hard
The first rain band went through at 06:45 this morning, rather uneventful but harbinger of what was to come. The wind started building in intensity around 08:30 and by mid morning we were ready to get off the boat. Our dock neighbors the Campbell's had offered us a place to stay and it just happened that Collin was down checking his boat as we were heading for the club to wait it out. The club was locked so we piled into their truck and off we went to their home on Ship Lane. The wind was easterly and building. Collin and I went down to an Atlantic lookout and I figured it was 50 to 60 knots; hard to stand up, rain stinging your face and believe it or not people were out there in shorts and tee shirts to see the waves. It was very uncomfortable in our foul weather gear and these people were in flip-flops and flimsy shirts. Once they felt the full force of the storm they had second thoughts, crazy.

We are now back aboard Lucky Bird and the wind is howling from the NW but the sun is poking through the clouds and Bill is history for this area. The serge was later than predicted and came after high tide pretty much eliminating the chance of floating the docks up over the pilings. Lucky Bird stayed put, all the lines did just what they were supposed to do and we are pleased. It's not over completely but the storm is now well on its way to Cape Brenton and Newfoundland.

Later today we will start the reassembly process and then start watching for our opportunity to continue westward. Thank you very much Sue and Collin for you hospitality. We may just see you in the Virgins in January.

Good by Bill!!
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.
207 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