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

Cape May, NJ

22 June 2011
Guess what, our friends the porpoises are back. Sailing down the Delaware with wind behind and current with us making over 9 knots speed over the ground (SOG), we saw tons of fish and several pods of dolphins. Last night anchored in Cape May harbor we could once again here the clicking sound at least for a while and then it slipped away into the darkness.

It's full moon time and the currents are wild. We try to plan our travels to avoid running against the tides but if the passage is longer than six hours well it'll be against us some part of the trip. Tomorrow I think we'll leave early for Block Island. It's about 203 miles over-by-dare. At six plus knots we should be in by Thursday afternoon and with a full moon, night sailing should be grand.

So it's good by to the Chesapeake Bay and all she has to offer. The history is awesome. Early on the Bay was used primarily for commercial purposes. Abundant fish of all sorts, crabs, oysters. Watermen flourished, they built work boats of very shoal draft to get into the many creeks and small bays. The Skipjack, the Buyboat, the Bugeye, the Log boat, the Deadrise boats all formulate an only-found-here persona that is still today being preserved by a very select few lovers of wooden boats and the pride of the Bay.

The other night we anchored in the Sassafras River on the eastern shore having sail/powered from Baltimore. After a swim and beach-coming it started looking pretty bad, black clouds building. We got back to LB just as it started to rain. Buttoned her up and settled in with cocktail in hand and then OMG, torrential rain and winds to over 35 knots. Quite a site to see the wind blown the rain so hard it sounded like pellets hitting our enclosure. It lasted but only 30 or so minutes but was exciting, Mother Nature putting on a show for us.
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