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

Grenada, Can You Believe It?

27 March 2010 | Grenada, Last of the Windward Islands
We left Carriacou, Kerrie-ah-kew, this morning for the short sail to Grenada, some sixteen miles of open water and then another fifteen or so down the island.

I set up Vivaldi and we were off. Vivaldi, our Hydrovane wind-steering device, sailed us all the way, finally a great sail with Vivaldi in charge. Pretty nice music don'tcha know. Yes it was another one of those memorable sails, 7 to 8 knots right down the rumb, not rum, line. Full main and a partially reefed jib. The wind was behind our beam at 15 or so knots. No seas to speak of, just some really fine sailing. We sailing right over the top of Kick'em Jenny, an active underwater volvano that erupted back in 1988-1989. Nothing was happening as we passed, darn!!

Yesterday at Carriacou we visted the Windlands area where locals build wooden sail boats. We took quite a few pictures and I've uploaded them to the site. Later in the evening we went to Lillies for dinner and listened to a pan band. I must admit I was spoiled having listen to the pan band at Antigua, this group was more Caribbean and less sophisticated in their sollections. But after a number of rum punches who really cares.

One thing I've wanted to do was play dominos with the locals. It's quite the sport down here. Four players, seven dominos each, first out wins. It's just like Mexican Train or other domino games you are probably familiar with but these guys, exclusively men, are serious. They made an exception for Alice, she may in fact be the first female dominos player in Carriacou!! Right on Alice, way to go girl!!

One of the locals one the first game, Captain Bob won the second and the third went to the other local, then it was pan band time and our dominos playing experience was over. I really enjoy talking with the locals and since dominos is such an important part of the culture it was good that two Americans took the time and initiative to engage them in their game on their turf.

Now we sit on anchor just outside the lagoon in St. George's, Grenada. We anticipate spending several days here and then sailing around to the southern part of the island to investigate possible haul out locations. If we don't haul Lucky Bird here we'll be off to the ABC islands and that will be a great sail, some 400 miles of open Caribbean Sea. I'm actually looking forward to a sail of severl days at sea, the wonderer in me says go to sea Mon.

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