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

Christmas Dinner and Family Arrival

28 December 2009 | Maho Bay and Nanny Cay
I must try and describe the events up to our Christmas dinner; in hindsight it was amazing. We had tried to find a mooring in White Bay, Jost Van Dyke for swimming and then dinner ashore. No room at the inn for Lucky Bird so I suggested we head over to Maho Bay, St. John. All agreed so off we went, no wind so we powered for an hour arriving at Maho Bay by mid morning. We spent the afternoon swimming and meeting people on the beach and asking about a restaurant for dinner. Someone suggested the Maho Bay Camp and thought they were serving a traditional Christmas dinner. Where was it and how to get there were the operable questions for the afternoon. Again an acquaintance on the beach suggested we follow the goat trail up to the top of the hill where we would find the restaurant. So just before dark we dinghied to the beach and struck out for the goat trail, Laura, Alice and my Mom, a very young 87. We found the trail and I can say with certainty it was a goat trail through the woods and straight up. Rocks, tree roots, dirt and fading light presented us with quite a challenge. Mom to her amazing credit stuck to it and while holding my arm managed to make it to the top, no small feat, hurray for the Mom.

The Maho Bay Camp was such a surprise, tucked into the mountains of St. John almost invisible from the water below are 180 or so canvas covered camp sites. Pretty sophisticated camp sites as Alice said. Getting to the restaurant reminded me of the Star Wars movie episode and the little people living in the trees. We were literally at the tree tops looking down at the harbor way below. The wine and dinner we perfect; turkey, ham and all the fixings, we felt we had earned our very special dinner, and then, we had to reverse it all and get back to the dinghy and Lucky Bird. Fortunately Mom did not have to do the goat trail. She and Alice took another route to another beach; 182 steps down. Laura and I with led lights in hand, worked our way back to the beach and found the dinghy. A quick ride around the point to the next beach area and we picked up Alice and Mom.
All and all a very special way to experience our Christmas dinner. The Maho Bay Camp is not for you 5 star hotel folks, but it is a marvelous place to behold.
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