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


16 October 2017 | Demopolis, AL
The first cool day since leaving Kenosha
Yikes! We have been transported to a very small Greek island and are tied up in the Demopolis Yacht Basin. Everyone speaks English, they offer a courtesy car, golf cars, a pool and free WiFi, not too shabby.

Just Kidding of course, Demopolis, AL the last full service marina before Mobile. It's the stopping off place for the final 216 mile push. We learned this morning that LB's mast starts its trip south this Friday and will be there Monday, so we are now more focused on getting there ourselves.

The trip through the Ten-Tom Waterway was more interesting and less stressful than anticipated. Little to no current to help or hurt so we puttered along a 7.5 mph. I changed to mph because the charts are in miles and it's easier not converting. Still see a few bald eagles, lots of herons and egrets. Yesterday a Kingfisher attempted to land on LB, chose the bow pulpit which was still wet with dew and couldn't hang on. Alice got really excited; these are amazing little birds with rather large bills. One evening at anchor we watched one as it dove from a tree over and over catching small fish. It was doing a whole lot better than captain Bob.

More of the cliffs

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