Then I realized, as I looked at photos I took yesterday, that today's tiny home entry would be Culebra itself. I think a 3 x 7 mile island qualifies as a tiny home, and if it didn't before, it does now.
When I was done with my non-work work yesterday I headed to Dinghy Dock to unwind the muscles and brain. But the first sight I had was these kayaks, rafted up to this boat. Who's were they? What was the story? The only story I could get was that some young people were kayaking for charity, from Grenada maybe, going to, who knows where. Oh, and that the kayaks had been there all day long, first tied up on the dock and then moved to provide room for other dinghies.
|Loaded up - where else but Culebra could you leave your gear laden kayaks with people you never met before? No, we're not Paradise, but Paradox is pretty close|
|Juanito and Kai, flying hair and smiles|
|Take the long way home|
As dusk approached, still no kayak people. Driven by curiousity, I headed down to Hotel Kokomo, where supposedly they'd checked in early in the day for a good landside snooze. No one really knew who or what I was talking about and whoever checks people in there, Mike? wasn't around.
The last ferry had come and gone so the plaza was fair game for skateboarding. This one kid was in the middle of the empty road, skating on one board and carrying another. He did a couple of cool tricks and we talked as I walked toward home. Then he went his way and I went mine. More moments I love our tiny home.
|See you around, kid|
If you get a new pair of shoes, you never have to worry that no one will notice, because all your friends WILL notice and give their opinion of love 'em (then you have to be ready with ordering info and price) or hate 'em (then you have to be ready with a feigned kick in the shin). And those shoes better be slightly waterproof, as it seems we get into water a lot around here, hot, not so often, for play, more likely.
For good and bad, glad and sad, tiny homes have their cramped spaces, their huge front porches, cobwebs in the corners and shared meals on the table. They aren't for everyone, but this one is for me.
Have a test your timensions Tuesday. Do something thanklessly thoughtful.