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

Deltaville - Heading South

27 October 2009
Bob, raining and cold
We're in Deltaville on the western shore about thrity to fourty miles north of Hampton, VA. We've had some good sails the last couple of days having finally cleared out of Dodge, that's Annapolis. We've been doing projects every day getting ready for the Caribbean 1500. Tieing down the batteries was today's project. About three hours, not too bad. Leaclolths are in, our life raft arrived in Annapolis and we are looking forward to picking up our new Honda generator in Hampton. This will complete our power generating capabilities. We now generate power by the engine through the altenator, the wind generator, the solar panel, the hydro generator and now the Honda. Are fat or what?

We had a great sail from Annapolis with Vivaldi in charge until we ran into a navy target practice zone. A navy boat with lights flashing came over and suggest we might want to move away from ground zero for the day's target practice. Okie dokie with us sir so we had to furl up the headsail and power back out into the bay to get around the targets. We never did see and shooting or planes.

So we are getting very close to the start of phase II. Looking for warmer waters, clearer waters and shorts. Will we ever be able to wear shorts and swim? Maybe in three or so weeks when we arrive in Tortola.

All is well aboard Lucky Bird, Alice is cooking up a storm, ham, rice and a fruit salad. Just like out on the town. Tomorrow we push further south toward Hampton expecting to arrive on the 28th and check in to the festivities.

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