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

The East Side of Antigua

03 February 2010 | Jumby Bay, Antigua
Bob, Sunny with linguring rain squalls
We've stayed on this marvelous island for sufficient time to tour two days by car, visist the Nelson Dockyards, join tourists on Shirley Heights for the Sunday night party, and part it was. There was a 15 or so person steel pan band and they were fabulous playing classical, contemperary and caribbean music. Dinner, sun set and views of English and Falmouth Harbors at night. The mast of Mirabela V seemed to be as high as we were on the mountain. Falmouth Harbor is a busy place. Kids racing Lazers, mega yachts arriving and leaving and little ole Lucky Bird with crew taking it all in.

We've been anticipating the arrival of a package from home but after several days of checking to no avail we decided to split Falmouth and visit the eastern side of the island. First stop was Deep Harbor, winds 20 to 25 in squalls right on our nose made it difficult to make progress much further than this beautiful harbor with a mile long beach.

This morning we were underway around 07:30 heading for Jumpy Bay and then to visit the outer islands and reefs. We arrived here by 10:00, anchored had breakfast and are now catching up on email, the blog and sucking in this beautiful, very exclusive island. We'll try and get ashore, we'll certainly swim and I'll probably attempt to do some bottom cleaning.

We are really getting to know Antigua, an island of some 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. So now it's time to think about moving on. The weather is looking good for a weekend passage to Montserrat and then southward, Guadeloupe, The Saintes, Domincia and that would just about wrap up the Leeward Islands. Wow what a trip.
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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
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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