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

Exploring Hacienda Tijax in Rio Dulce

16 July 2018
Alice I had the day free and we needed some exercise so we decided to walk over the bridge through the forest to visit Hacienda Tijax, about a 3 mile walk.

We used Google translate to ask for directions as we worked our way west through Fontera's very busy main road. We persevered, working our way into the forest arriving after 1 1/2 hours at the guarded Hacienda Tijax gate. More smart phone translation and the guard let us enter.

Hotel Hacienda Tijax Jungle Lodge & Marina is part of the Hacienda Tijax Project, which is a large farm nestled in a magical and natural surrounding at Rio Dulce dedicated to conservation, ecotourism, light adventure tourism and sustainable farming. They have a rubber plantation and a nature reserve with trails ideal for hiking, learning about trees, medicinal plants and bird watching.

We found the restaurant, ordered lunch, had a few beers and then decided to continue our hiking journey up to the Tower of the Shaman.

On the way back we took the route via the swing bridges through the forest canopy.

A great afternoon of exerciser and exploration topped of with a quick lancha ride back across the Rio to RAM marina for showers, cocktails and recovery.
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
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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
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Created 11 June 2009