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

Calm, Cool and Collected in Antigua

21 April 2010 | Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
Alice is off to Aruba.

We dinghied in this morning around 03:00, it was so peaceful in Falmouth Harbor, the wind was less than five knots, not even a ripple on the water. As we powered toward the dinghy dock, sailboats with sleeping cruisers passed by, we went slowly so as to not make noise or waves, such a tranquil moment, such a contrast to the beatings we've experienced sailing between islands.

The taxi was waiting, thank goodness, one less stress for Alice, then she was gone, my lady, my partner was off the boat for seven days. We, that's me and Lucky Bird miss our lady.

The dinghy ride back was different. Alice and I travel together in the dinghy and seldom at night. I went very slow just to appreciate the moment, to experience the feeling of returning to LB alone, and to recognize just how much I love Alice and our time together on this voyage. I know this sounds kind-of mushy but so what, it is!! You try spending eleven months together with someone you cherish on a 42 foot sailboat and see if your heart doesn't miss a couple of beats when separated.

I cooked scrambled eggs with toast/peanut butter and coffee; I said good bye to the cruising couples on Dolce Vita and Idonno who were taking a couple of days to visit Nonsuch Harbor and Green Island. Now Lucky Bird is kind-of by herself in the harbor, but racing boats are arriving for the Antigua Race Week starting Thursday. I'm looking forward to spending lots of time on the docks and watching the races.

Today was a project day. After breakfast, yes Alice my love, I cooked breakfast, good for me!! I decided to tackle some of our internal sanding and varnishing projects and despite the annoying drops of sweat everywhere, argh!!

I made some real progress, thank goodness for our generator, the vacuum cleaner made quick cleanup of my sanding mess.
So life without my lady was ok so far today and I trust she's safe on Aruba in the loving hands of family. We are blessed.
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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.
206 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