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

Heading North

05 July 2013 | Manistee, MI
Okay, so far we've checked into Waukegan, Sheboygan and now Manistee, MI just so Kody our Shnoodle could go poddy on shore; let's see, that's about $180.00 so my dog could poo.

Today's sail was just about idealistic. The wind was from the south to south west, 12 to 15 knots; our course was 60 degrees mag. I set up our self steering Hydrovane we affectionately have named Vivaldi and he steered us all the way across the lake. Some 70 miles, nice job man, good ole Vivaldi. Alice, Kody and I were free to do as we pleased, Lucky Bird and Vivaldi handled all the work. So nice, free self steering, free wind and we are now on the Michigan side of the lake.

Tomorrow is a bit of a crap-shoot. If the winds build we might do an over-nighter, if not, then we'll have to find another harbor for Kody. My sense is to keep pushing north and east taking advantage of the southerly flow before the winds shift to the north and east. Sailors have to pay attention to the weather especially the wind velocity and direction. To folks on the land, who cares?

So tonight I'm pleased to be across the lake but a little ambivalent about out next stop-over. This dog creates the ambivalence, and yet having Kody on board is a joy especially when she plops down with her head on my leg and looks up with those big brown eyes. I'm a softy for that kind of stuff.
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