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

Rio Dulce Update

04 March 2018 | RAM Marina, Rio Dulce
Delightful, just about perfect
There's a lot happening here.

Last night we hooked up with John and Susie from Summer Salt, a couple we met way back in Isla Mujeres. They came over for cocktails at 1700. Our plan was to go to movie night at MAR marina. At about 1745 we called on the VHF radio for a launch pickup. We had dinner reservations and the movie. Alice and I ordered BBQ Pork with baked potato and veggies. Alice had a Margarita, I had red wine.

The setting was very nice, white table cloths and great service. The food was excellent. Now with the movie over it's time to pay the bill.

Guess how much???? Two full course dinners, two cocktails, a movie and a launch service,.........$19.87 USD including the tip. YUP! for both of us it was only $19.87. Unbelievable.

This morning I went into Fronteras looking for varnish remover for one of our projects. Let me describe Fronteras. One of the main Guatemalan highways passes right through the center of the town. Eighteen wheelers passing inches from you as you walk along the road sandwiched between the road and the shops. Unbelievable.

I couldn't find what I wanted so I stopped for a quick chicken sandwich and just sat down and watched. $2 USD for the equivalent of a MCDonalds or Burger King for $7.00.

Sitting, I experienced another world, so much more life, activity and energy than a typical main street back home. An occasional Hyundai or Toyota but mostly motor cycles, scooters, and huge trucks. People trying to sell stuff everywhere. Not many Caucasians, mostly Hispanic looking with a mix of Mayan. People seemed happy, lots of noise, hollering, busy, busy.

Tomorrow we join a group of other cruises for a bus trip to Puerto Barrios. Then we will explore Tikal, Mayan ruins, for a couple of days. The volcanoes, the city of Antigua and more ancient ruins are on the Guatemala travel list.

I'm liking this place, Rio Dulce, more and more each day.
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