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

Our Cockpit Project Nears Completion

21 December 2017 | Marina Paraiso
Very warm, sunny, Caribbean like weather, winds E 10-15, just perfect
This is the big project I've been thinking about and planning for over a year. I just never had the timing right until sitting on anchor here in Isla Mujeres. I made templates, ordered the Isiteek before we left Mobile. I finally built up the courage to start and it all went quite well. Shaping the boarder curves was the most difficult and time consuming and I only had a few "Oh Darns".

New LB cockpit

Alice and I bought Christmas lights to hang from the mast head. These were Chinese, incredibly poor quality and after two nights of trying we gave up. You get what you pay for and the four sets of 100 lights each was only 320 pesos, $17 US. Last week we went to Cancun and found lights at Walmart which are up and working just fine so LB is decorated and looks great. I'll try and remember to take a few pics tonight.

Tomorrow Laura and Norm arrive with Brooke and Brianna. We'll go over to Puerto Juarez to meet them at the ferry, then over to Isla Mujeres, a short taxi ride to Marina Paraiso and dinner on LB celebrating Brooke's sixth birthday.

Life has slowed, it took us three days just to check in with the Port Captain, Customs, Immigration and to get our Temporary Import Permit for LB. We did the process ourselves for the experience, others choose to hire an agent for $150US and miss a n opportunity to learn more about Mexico's procedures.

Alice is creating a Christmas tree in our saloon, wrapping lights around the mast post and hanging paper trees over the lights, pretty cool and imaginative, way to go Alice.

Feliz Navidad Everyone

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