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

Some French Culture

08 March 2010 | Martinique
Yeah - we finally made it to Martinique and all the wine, cheese, and foie grois our hearts desire. And rum...let's not forget the rum! We rented a car for the day and drove from one end of the island to the other, visiting 3 distilleries along the way. One of them, Le Clement, is what originally sparked my interest in "sipping rums". Last year, we enjoyed quite a few glasses of a fine, aged Clement rum on a little French boat named Lazararina, and ever since then I've been in search of it. Interestingly, Le Clement is the meeting site of ex-Presidents Bitterans of France and good ol' George Bush, following the end of the Persian Gulf war. After dropping some bucks on 10-year old "agricole" rum at Le Clement, we went on to the Depaz distillery. Depaz is a working distillery with an incredible self-paced tour where we learned all about the process of turning sugar into rum - very cool. Their rum wasn't our favorite, but in all fairness it was a free tour so they didn't break out their good stuff. At the end of the rum trail we ended up in the little town of "Le Precheur" where we treated ourselves to a wonderful dinner at Lari Zabine - a local restaurant featuring French-Creole specialties like goat stew and "accras", a type of fried fish dumpling. It was close to 11:00 before we made it back to the southern end of the island, dropped off our car, and dinghied out to Scappatella...quite the day!
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 [...]
Scappatella's Photos - Main
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Our 1st 6 weeks in the, waxing, sanding, painting, organizing, etc.
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Who: Louis Debret & Janet Maineri
Port: Coloma, CA