I was looking at some old postcard photos of Culebra, back when 'town' was over where the DNR is now; wishing I could climb through time and space to walk those streets. It is really hard to imagine the times, this tiny place with Naval complications, simpler lives and dropped bombs, the relocation of an entire town...
But relocate people did. Building and rebuilding, coming back from man made or natural forces of destruction, the strength of Culebra and Culebrense keeps shining through.
I really do need a wider angle lens though! It's on the list.
There is a row of homes along the waterfront between town and Happy Landing, most still small, a few enlarged. Most of the time the yards are neatly planted and kept trim, a number of them are homes away from home, though not all. Most are of wood construction, rebuilt after Hugo in much the same manner as they stood before.
|This was a field for years and only in the last couple has someone moved this container onto the property, making it a getaway with a view.|
|For a long time, nothing was going on with this house except decay. Now it is painted in m favorite color, the yard is in order and I'm waiting for when someone is home to ask about seeing the inside.|
|This home belongs to one of the first people I met on Culebra. The land belonged to his father and the house was destroyed in Hugo. They rebuilt and raised a family here. Every year there is a new paint scheme, this year is Culebra colors.|
|Another place that was going down that got a facelift. Teal seems to be the big color this year. I like teal.|
|I had another view of Angel's in here yesterday, but I just really like this place! Not so much some of the places above him.|
|These converted trailers have always been an example of tidy, neat, well painted, pretty yard (there is even a little ornamental bridge in the yard). When the owners are there, they are usually puttering around doing something in upkeep.|
I think it's time to repaint the shack. It's teal, for the last 13 years and I'm feeling a need to buck the trend. Or, I could just wait until orange and green come back...
Added bonus! I had not seen this before, though I'm sure many of you have, but I can watch it a lot, so maybe you can as well. Part of Culebra's history, in the not so distant past. While I was protesting the war in Vietnam, Culebrense were protesting the Navy's war against them, called training exercises, on their own home turf. I love these women!