The Voyages of s/v Lucky Bird

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
21 December 2018 | Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua, W.I.
20 December 2018
13 December 2018
25 November 2018

Good by to the Saintes, hello Dominica

13 February 2010 | Portsmouth, Dominica
Bob, Beeeeuuutiful
Earlier this morning we hoisted anchor and said good by to the Saintes. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay exploring beaches, dining at local French restaurant and hooking up with the family on Discovery. The french dinner was quite interesting for even though Alice can speak a little french, the owner literly had no clue what we were talking about and the only things we heard were mai mai and macrel. The dinner turned out wonderfully and the wine was superb. Four courses all prepared and presented as you might expect at Charlie Trotters in Chicago.

Our sail was only about twenty miles but once again the trade winds made it a little difficult. Not hard on the wid but close. 18 to 20 apprent winds at about 40 degrees. We were hitting speeds of 9 + knots and arrived in Dominica around noon.

My first impression of the landscape around the harbor was yuck! Ship wrecks abound, beach houses that look like wrecks as well. No hospitible water front or marina so, we are on a mooring rolling side to side waiting to check in the customs and immigration.

The draw of the island is it's beauty, mountains, waterfalls, rain forests and rivers. So we hope to find a car and go exploring. Pictures tomorrow,

BTW, USA won the first race of the America's Cup by over 15 minutes. It's incredible that I could be anchored in the Saintes watching the start of the race real time on my laptop. Amazing!!
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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
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
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Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009