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

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.

-Moira Magneson

Vessel Name: Scappatella
Vessel Make/Model: Lafitte 44
Hailing Port: Coloma, CA
Crew: Louis Debret & Janet Maineri
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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Who: Louis Debret & Janet Maineri
Port: Coloma, CA