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

First Day Back On the Lake

02 July 2015 | Holland Michigan
Bob/Weathr is a bit cool but sunny
So, if a sailor leaves sailing for a while does he or she loose "their sea legs", that is their familiarity with boat motion and their associated confidence? The answer is absolutely. Well, what about dogs? The answer again is absolutely and I can speak from first hand observations. This morning, very early, we headed out to cross the lake. It was a little rough, 14 knots from the NE, 3 to 4 foot waves. Alice and I struggled a bit but Kody, OMG, it was if there was a massive thunderstorm right on top of us. She was shaking, panting and frozen. I tried consoling her, tried treats, wrapping her in a blanket all to no avail. She had lost her sea legs and her confidence. It took nearly half the trip for her to settle down and start moving about. Our little companion had finally figured it out and was back. Thank God. This next six weeks would be a real hell for her if she couldn't find her sea legs.

Lucky Bird did great, the auto-pilot worked so we didn't have to, the wind generator pumped out more juice than we could use so I had to turn it off and we buggied across Lake Michigan at times doing 8 to 9 knots. Not to shabbie don'tcha say.

So day one is in the can and we are at peace, we trust any of our readers are as well.
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