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

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'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!
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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Our 1st 6 weeks in the, waxing, sanding, painting, organizing, etc.
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Who: Louis Debret & Janet Maineri
Port: Coloma, CA