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

Prickly Bay, Grenada

30 March 2010
I just noticed as I was entering the Lat/Lon for our current position that we've dropped ever so slightly below 12 degrees North, 11 59.9 to be precise. We left Chicago which is somewhere between 42 and 43 degrees north. We traveled east and north reaching our most northerly position of Cape de la Madeleine where I remember tapping a bottle of champagne celebrating our accomplishment; that was just north of 49 degrees. So we've dropped from 49 plus degrees north to 12 degrees north, 37 degrees of latitude or 2220 or so nautical miles. It's also interesting to me that as we passed Cape Canso on the eastern end of Nova Scotia we were actually a little further east than we are now. So aside for all our travels west of 61 degrees west longitude we have essentially dropped do south. If we go to Trinidad we may get at little further east than Canso but it still seems amazing that after rounding Canso and turning west we are essentially back to that turning point. Just a little trivia.

Another bit of trivia on board Lucky Bird has to do with one of our 12 volt fans. We rely on the fans to move the air especially at night. The fans also generate some soft white noise that helps with the sleeping at least while they are working, argg!! My trusty dusty portable that we use in our aft cabin has seen better days. It's been dropped a number of times, I've knocked the small plastic two-bladed fan off its shaft and super-glued it several times. Sometime during our last sail it fell once again and this time the plastic hub on the fan blade was damaged such that when I super-glued it back it was out of balance and the poor little thing changed from nice gentle while noise to a vibrating noisy menace, so loud it was keeping our neighbors anchored next to us awake, ha ha! you can just sense the racket. So unwilling to toss it I took it apart and super-glued the little motor to the plastic casing thinking this would eliminate the wobbling inside the case. Then I super-glued the casing together thinking that this would also help reduced any vibration generated noise. It worked!! I mean the little fan that could still could albeit it wobbled a bit but still moves the air and the noise level is back similar to the CDs you can buy to generate electronic white noise; so much for trivia on LB.
I found out through Alice's reading the cruising guide that here in Grenada there is a VHF net at 07:30 for cruisers staying on the island and those heading offshore. It was the most useful net I've listened to so far I mean the complete journey from Chicago to here. These guys actually give useful information, the weather, they have businesses offering their services; we learned about a movie showing, we learned about DVD swaps and in fact one of the cruisers listing to my DVD swap inquiry replied from his boat anchored two boats from us and he owns a Moody, no way Jose. So latter today we'll get together and swap, cool man, new movies to watch in the LB aft cabin theater.
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