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

St. Lucia - Rodney Bay first port of call

27 February 2010 | Rodney Bay
Bob
We said good bye to Martinique this morning after really getting to know the island and some of it's cultures and people. We rented a car yesterday to do the distillery tours and see some of the island's southern and western beaches. 60% alchol rhum from the Clement Distillary. Wooow is that stuff potent, Yikes! Alice and I mixed a round of cocktails after beach'in it and we were feeling no pain after round one, no need for round two, ha ha!

So good by Martinique and hello St. Lucia.

The sail over this morning was as expected. I had checked my weather sources and determined that either Friday or Saturday would be the best days for the 23 mile trip between the islands. The forecasted winds for Saturday were a little more easterly so we waited another day. Good choice; the sea was calm, winds 10 to 12 true from 090 degrees translating into a loose beam reach at 6 to 7 knots. Autopilot steering; I finished my book; took in the whole of everything and just chilled. Tuna fish sandwiches, chips and we were boggying along just fine. We'll do the customs thing Monday morning and start our touring of this island. I'd like to do some more hiking and visit the rain forest.

We'll also try and set up a location to receive some mail and a package, so we're on to another island adventure.

Pretty nice spread set up on our cockpit table don'tcha know? Fresh zucchini, tomatoes, steaks, red wine and my lady, um um good!!
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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