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

Peter Island & Fat Hogs Bay

17 November 2009 | The BVI's
Bob, Caribbean Beauty
So we got out of Dodge, that's Nanny Cay, Tortola and powered over to Peter Island; we went around to the ocean side to try and get away from the crowds of charterers; the ocean swell was a bit much so we went back to Little Harbor for the night. A Carib 1500 boat was there and we joined them for drinks and stories. Later that night a squall came through with winds over twenty from exactly the worst direction so it was a bit of a worry-some night. I fired up the generator so we had fans to move the air and we slept well for the balance of the night.

We decided to have a new dodger and bimini made for the boat so we called Doyle Sails to meet the owner and dicuss the project. He was fantastic, he came to Nanny Cay first to talk with us, then took us by car to his loft and then by boat to see one of a possible variation on tops. He gave us the cooks tour of all the harbors east of Road Town, we were flying along in his work boat at thirty knots going from harbor to harbor and learning alot about Tortola long the way. Super service, so this morning we went back to get measured. It's a little like buying a very expensive suit; first the basic measurments then to the extras. This will be nice, a new dodger with much better visibility, a new bimini cover with roll up side panels to either block the wind and rain or block the sun. Great stuff and it's only money.

We spent this afternoon doing just what you would expect young retirees to do in the Virgins. We dinghyied over to a remote beach and just hung out. 82 degree water, no clouds, no waves, a gentle roll of the water to the beach and we just sat and enjoyed life. It's like an advertisement, a man and a woman, with cloths on, darn, in the water doing what they should do when alone on a deserted beach.......................

Tomorrow we will sail around some more and then sail around some more eventually we want to go over to the US Virgins and maybe the Spanish Virgins as well, but for tonight it's another DVD movie, pasta and some very nice red wine. Afterall we have to make someone jealous don't we?

This is what we worked so hard for and travelled so far for. We have landed and we are safe, at peace and getting very tan.

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