People on Cuttyhunk

On Cuttyhunk in the winter, people are thin on the ground. The Captain of the Seahorse told me of the February day when he come to the island with two friends.

And doubled the island’s population…

Come summertime, hundreds of people are living in the houses here. Many more will visit, for the day, or a week or two.

Here’s a dozen of snapshots that contain instants of summer Cuttyhunk.

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Talk at the ferry dock whilst awaiting guests. 

 

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Visiting musicians debark the Seahorse.

 

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Arrivals reach their destination by cart or by shank’s mare. 

 

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Visiting guests relax and eat on a hospitable porch. 

 

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Three girls deal with one small child. 

 

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A couple ambles in amity. 

 

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In the harbor, groups of children learn to sail. With G’usto!

 

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People, big dogs, little dogs, seize the moment.

 

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Children are “free range”. You see them wandering everywhere. 

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Everywhere. 

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The kids are as free as birds. As Free as a (cat) bird. 

Arriving also means leaving.

Separation and return.

Separation and return could be called the “tides” of relationships.

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May the tide return us, some fine day, to Cuttyhunk.

 

 

 

 

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