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

Getting Ready to Move On Once Again

12 February 2018 | Placencia Harbor
Very warm, sunny with a nice breeze, just about what the doctor orders
In a previous post I mentioned that Placencia is likened to Key West, but much less crowed. No cruise ships. In fact cruise companies approached the local government and were refused. The locals like their slow paced life, their dirt roads, their lack of streets crowded with tourists from cruise ships, unlike Belize City which I'm on record as saying SKIP IT!!

We've hooked up with cruisers we met way back in Isla Mujeres and we've connected with lots more from Canada, as well as the US. This is a cruisers heaven and haven. I've counted more than 40 boats anchored in the harbor; this is a jumping off or return to place from Rio Dulce, Guatemala, Roatan, Honduras or further south towards Panama. We are heading off to Roatan next Monday or Tuesday depending on the weather. It's a short overnight ocean sail and starting here in Belize we can sail south east staying far off the Honduran coast where some pretty nasty things happen. We will most likely check in at Utila Island and then after exploring sail over to Roatan. After that we'll sail to Rio Dulce, Guatemala via the northern route back toward Belize, again to avoid getting anywhere near the coast of Honduras.

Changing the blog direction for a moment. On our way to Placencia we stopped for a couple of nights in one of the outer Cays. One afternoon we were approached by a local with his wife and daughter in their small fishing boat. He asked if we would make a trade? What do you have in mind? These three lobsters for some coffee. All right, a no brainer. Alice gave them a couple of jars of coffee and we once again had food from the sea, lobsters with butter and wine. Not too shabby.

And one more.... I think I've commented about prices here in Belize. A quart sized bottle of good rum or vodka is close to $30 US so el cheapo Bob found a Belize Rum for $19. Yikes!! It smells bad, tastes worse and we've tried mixing it we everything we have to kill the smell and taste. It ain't happ'n. So the best use of this rot-gut is varnish/paint removing or killing fish by pouring it into the gills.

I suppose if you drink enough good stuff, you might be able to tolerate it but you get what you pay for, right? Live and learn.

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
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Created 22 February 2010
121 Photos
Created 11 June 2009