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

It's Over

13 November 2009 | Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI
Bob, hot, sunny and wonderful
This afternoon was the awards ceremony. We received our silver plate and complements for completing the voyage. Tonight we had a great dinner coupled with lots of shared stories about the trip. Randy left this afternoon and Jeff leaves tomorrow morining. It seems so long ago that I saw Jeff walking down our dock in Hampton. So much anxiety and uncertainty then replaced now by a sense of accomplishment. A realization that four people came together on a 42 foot boat and made it happen.

There were times when I suspect the crew was concerned even worried but I was so confident in our collective abilities that I knew we could handle whatever Mother Nature thru at us. I now have a far greater appreciation for this boat and how she can protect us from the worst of the seas. This was one of those experiences you categorize as life influencing. After the fact it now seems as not such a big deal, and yet, while we were out there dealing with the day to day, night to night wind and seas it was a big deal and it was stressful and it was difficult to manage the rolling and jossling about. I think everyone now appreciaes their accomplishments having dealt with the bumps and bruzes. I am so greatful to Alice Jeff and Randy each of whom rallied to the cause and made it a fun trip.

I encourage everyone to step outside the comfort zone and say yes to a dream or a challenge. It just feels good.

Now Alice and I will explore the BVI and the US Virgins waiting for our family to join us later in December. St. Croix is looking like a destination.

The Caribbean 1500 is now completed and we are so certain we made the right decision to join. Our pink rally flag will serve us well helping reconnect with rally friends as they work their way south through the islands. Again we are on Island Time, with waters in the low eighties and constant winds of 15 or less this is truly paradise. It is time to enjoy.
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