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

Need A Great Place to Retire?

09 October 2017 | Anchored next to the Glover Wilkins Loack & Dam
Unsettled after nate
The Pickwick Lake area seems ideal. Also Bay Spring Lake a little further down the Ten-Tom Waterway. Pickwick Lake is beautiful and lots of very wealthy people have already discovered its secrets. This is the first time Alice and I have ever seen houses so high on a bluff over the lake that the owners have installed trolleys to lower themselves down to the lake and return back up again. Mansion after mansion with rails from upon high to the lakes edge. Wow! Such a life, so different from what these two middle class sailors have ever experienced.

The lake is deep, well not like Lake Michigan but deep enough to sail and best of all there are bays everywhere to anchor for the night. So many neat destinations for weekenders, yup this is a place to remember and a possibility for retirement, but for us that's not in the cards.

We entered the Ten-Tom Waterway this morning, a collection of cuts, canals and lakes. We've got some 200+ miles of this and then it's the down hill run to Mobile. We haven't heard anything from Turner Marine after Nate had passed. We're hopeful that our Mobile destination is still okay.

This morning Alice cooked pancakes covered with a strawberry sauce. Ummm! She is the best cruising chef on the Waterway, bias admitted but so true.

We appreciate hearing from all of you; I suspect many of our boating friends in Kenosha are thinking of wrapping up this awesome summer and fall. Here it's near 80 and raining, most likely at little of Nate left over.

Most of the Loopers continued up the Tennessee River to a club rendezvous so there aren't many boats out here where we are. Once the event is over my sense is they'll catch up and start passing us once again. Tortus and the Hare!!

Our plans are to move slowly, with just some 400+ miles to go and being only October 8th we need to cover only about 20 miles a day so will do a 40, skip a day and then so on and so on.
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