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

Mixing it up with the Super Yachts

29 January 2010 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
Bob, Clear and Windy
We cleared out of Jolly Harbor early yesterday and headed south to Falmouth Harbor. This is home to mega and super yachts. Mega power yachts and super sized sailboats. We learned that most of these yachts are either available for charter or are for sale. One of them has a permanent crew of 26. Back home that's a decent sized small business.

We were told by the fellow from whom we rented the mooring that the slide in the world economy has made to Antigua. Fewer charters means fewer bonuses for the crews translating into fewer meals out, fewer parties, a slow down in maintenance and so on down the food chain. Five boats are participating in the Super Yacht Regatta, just five, and the winds are strong enough, 25 plus, that the race committee modified the course due to the very rough conditions on the eastern shores. For us on Lucky Bird the winds are great, flowing through the boat, keeping us cool during the day and believe it or not, last night Alice pulled up a blanket.

We can see Montserrat and it's plooms of steam. It is majestic and we hope to visit there next. We have to wait for the winds to abate beacuse the only anchorage there is very rolly in strong easterly to northeasterly winds.

We attempted to do some projects yesterday afternoon but decided to nap instead. Yes I admit to enjoying that afternoon nap, it just feels so good to be lazy. Today we are visiting and exploring Falmouth and English Harbor. Dinner ashore, and more time to appreciate this wonderful place.
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Vessel Name: Lucky Bird
Vessel Make/Model: 1990 Moody 425 cc
Hailing Port: Kenosha, WI
Crew: Robert & Alice Smith
About:
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.
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Created 28 July 2017
30 Photos
Created 12 July 2013
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Created 17 July 2012
Bob and Alice return to Lucky Bird after spending the summer in Addison.
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Created 4 December 2010
Heading into the Windward Islands and further south
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Created 22 February 2010
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Created 11 June 2009