Monday, February 15, 2016

Culebra Time

Time is flexible everywhere, but I live here, where the term 'Culebra time' can mean many things. Most of the time it means about what the word 'mañana' means - things happen when they happen (or, mañana does not mean tomorrow). 

For me it usually means the above but also that between long periods of not much going on suddenly a lot is going on. Of course, it doesn't take much for me to think a lot is going on...

Because my connection to the internet is irregular at best, here is a random round up of the last week or so. 

Lookin' out my front door
 Before David and Linda and Linda left for the north (where they will NOT be wearing shorts and tees), the lads got together for one more round of great music at Dinghy Dock. Such a treat!

David, Eddie and Doug giving us miles of smiles

I don't know exactly what Doug was using for strings
but it made a wonderful cello like sound (and yes, I plucked his strings)

Luckily Linda was still here for a really great time with old friends and good sounds

After Dinghy Dock, we hit Susie's and got to enjoy some time with the lady herself.
Along with great food, of course. Oh, and wine. Really, there was food on the way.
Since my outboard still isn't ready...*cough* I'm doing a good amount of walking. And most of the time, that's a good thing. But I'll still take a ride anytime!

I fell in love with this old Ford dump truck and I'm
glad I got the photo because it's not there anymore. 

Oh la bella luna! 

One of the official greeters at the airport

We know this mermaid...

And then there was the yearly auction for Friends of Culebra Animals. A huge success, due to the incredible people involved in every aspect. The volunteers who planned and worked for months, the people who donated excellent items, hotel stays, restaurant outings, massages, the people who bid so very generously, the food that was provided person by person. As always, John was the Auctioneer of the Year, keeping us laughing and bidding.

The table tenders. They sold tickets, they took money at the end of the auction,
they smiled a lot!

As usual, the donated food was spectacular,
served by yet more volunteers

Some of the things donated came from New York and other points north by friends of Culebra. Many were from right here. Thank you thank you thank you!!

These were silk, just gorgeous

John made two hours fly by; serious stamina dude!

Olivia was the youngest Vanna White this year and did a fine job

This crew kept track of every winning bid and plate number. Not easy.

It was a full house. Again.

Olivia really wanted Dad to buy this awesome surfboard chair.
But Pam and Chuck got it and are taking it to Hawaii. All in Culebra time.

Pedro donated 4 live lobsters. Because that's how we roll.
Al and Mary had a good dinner that night.

Good thing these are NOT New England lobster, Nadine!
I'm sure I've left out more fun, more beauty, more joy, but hey, it's Monday and you've got things to do (and so do I). 

Have a marvelously maximized Monday. Do something melodically. 


  1. super duper post! thank you

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I certainly had fun.

  2. Umm, mañana does mean tomorrow but, remember that tomorrow never comes (when it does, it's today)��
    Read a book about Antigua in which they said that they have the concept of mañana but without the same sense of urgency.

    1. It's a good concept and one that if one doesn't learn to embrace it (over and over again) then island living will most likely not be a happy place for one.

  3. When I lived in California during the 50's and 60's, new people would complain about the 'manana attitude' of Californians. I don't think that's the same manana attitude as Culebras.
    See you in 15.