What Happens On Scappatella, Stays on (the) Scappatella (Blog)
26 December 2009 | North Sound, Antigua
On to North Sound and the exploration of its multitude of little islands, beaches, and bays. We see turtles poking their little heads up, rays slithering along the ocean floor, ballyhoo skipping ecstatically across the surface of the water, and conch slowly slithering across the sandy bottom. We also watch as Moira's skin begins to morph from a beautiful healthy "sun-glow" into a glistening-red tribute to Rudolph. Despite diligent;y slathering on sunscreen, her skin continues to burn in the scorching Caribbean sun. Eric, too, is reddening a bit beyond comfort until one morning he pokes his head up into the cockpit and asks Moira about their "sunscreen": "Do you know what kind of sunscreen this is...I don't see any SPF rating on it?" Moira looks closely at the tube of Alba Organics. "Oh my God, this isn't sunscreen.....it's body wash! We've been lathering our skin with SOAP!" Apparently she had purchased the tube of body wash which looked almost identical to a previous tube of Alba sunscreen she'd used and liked. So the two of them had unknowingly been out in the blazing hot Caribbean sun with no protection, and had been irritating the heck out of their skin with repeated applications of soap! The good news is that within hours their skin was back to a healthy glow as they rinsed off the glistening layer of soap and allowed their skin to breathe. Amazingly neither were seriously burned and we all had a good laugh that over lime-in-da-coconuts that evening!