SCAPPATELLA

n. scah-pah-TELL'-ah 1. Italian word for "escapade"; an adventurous, unconventional act or undertaking 2. a journey with a little bit of intrigue; the secret escapade of two lovers 3. an affair, or in Rome, "a quickie in the bushes"

17 April 2010 | Green Island, Antigua to Fajardo, Puerto Rico
10 March 2010 | Bequia
08 March 2010 | Martinique
20 February 2010 | St. Vincent & The Grenadines
30 January 2010 | Bequia (St. Vincent & The Grenadines)
28 January 2010 | St. Lucia
25 January 2010 | St. Lucia
15 January 2010 | Green Island, Antigua
12 January 2010 | Green Island, Antigua
05 January 2010 | Back in Falmouth Harbor, Antigua
04 January 2010 | just south of Jolly Harbor, Antigua
01 January 2010 | Great Bird Island, Antigua
30 December 2009 | Parham, Antigua
29 December 2009 | Rabbit & Redhead Islands, Antigua
26 December 2009 | North Sound, Antigua
22 December 2009 | Antigua
19 December 2009 | St. Croix, USVI
14 December 2009 | Christensaid, St. Croix
10 December 2009 | Christiansted, St. Croix
09 December 2009 | Somewhere in the Caribbean Sea

Last Days in Antigua

15 January 2010 | Green Island, Antigua
Antigua has gone from being an island that didn't really excite us our first year to one of our all-time favorite places! It's got a bit of everything - interesting yachtie history, fun sailing regattas, beautiful calm anchorages, big-ass turtles, and excellent kite-boarding terrain! Jen, our visiting friend, had a blast learning to kite from the lovely and talented Italian instructor Irene at 40 Knots, while Louis and I took turns riding and rescuing each other. The winds have been a bit dodgy, but we've managed to get a few great days in. Things really clicked on the last day and I was able to go from the "scary fun, all hell is breaking loose" feeling of flying through the water at the mercy of the kite to the exhilarating rush of skimming the surface, directing my speed and course - somewhat - over the turquoise blue Caribbean waters. Now if only we could figure out how to deal with all those damn lines!

When not kiting, Jen split her time between us and her friends on the boat "Pilgrim". We snorkeled, meditated, and beach-combed for sea treasures, the latter much to Louis' dismay as Jen and I came back to the boat one day with a big hunkin' piece of sea-patinad wood, er...I mean "art".

But it's now time to leave Antigua and explore uncharted waters south. Next stop: Martinique - finally!
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Vessel Name: Scappatella
Vessel Make/Model: Lafitte 44
Hailing Port: Coloma, CA
Crew: Louis Debret & Janet Maineri
Extra:
Just Married!! (I guess we can't really say that anymore as it's now 2010!)
We bought our boat, previously named Enkidu, in Bonaire in May of '07. She's our 1st boat, and we looked long and hard to find her. (Like for a solid year-and-a-half!) We put her on the hard in Curacao for the [...]
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Our 1st 6 weeks in the boatyard...cleaning, waxing, sanding, painting, organizing, etc.
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Who: Louis Debret & Janet Maineri
Port: Coloma, CA

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