Message in a Bottle
30 December 2009 | Parham, Antigua
For our wedding, we asked all who attended to leave a message of some sort for us in a giant tequila bottle, courtesy of Dave Martinez and "emptied" at Louis' bachelor party. We took our note-filled bottle with us on our 1st journey aboard Scappatella and opened our messages along the way, connecting us to our friends and family back home and to the incredible celebration we all shared. Now our Scappatella guests are leaving messages for that same bottle, which we'll seal at the end of our journey and toss into the sea at a meaningful moment and place. Who knows where - or if - our bottle will surface again?
Here's our first "message"...courtesy of Moira!
To you who find this bottle,
The second decade of the new century is dawning! We have spent the last eight days with Louis and Janet, the dashing crew of the Scappatella. We have sailed from Falmouth to Willoughby to Green Island to Rabbit. We are now rocking on a gentle sea. We have snorkeled and swum with the beaugregory and sergeant major. We have seen the leaping rays, the turtles' floating disc, the ecstatic slap of the ballyhoo. Stories, laughter, wine, full bellies. We are happy. We are blessed. The moon is singing, and the wind blows her silver notes into the sea.