One of my favorite things about living in a floating home on the water is that I can see so many different parts of the world all from the comfort of my own home.
I can travel around at my own free will, changing my scenery whenever I please. Outside my window I see palm trees, white sand beaches and sleepy little towns. I snorkel along the coral reefs just a few feet from my home and I explore the beauty and history on land in each new place I visit. The only thing in control of where I go is the weather.
If you’ve ever traveled through the Caribbean, you know that Hurricane Season consumes the months of July through November. The warning systems in place for weather have evolved considerably, though a Hurricane or Tropical Storm can change courses within a matter of hours. It’s critical to check the weather reports several times a day during these months to keep an eye on developing weather patterns.
There are several designated Hurricane Holes throughout the Caribbean but the safest place to stay out of the Hurricane Zone all together is to be below 12-degrees North Latitude. Last year Peter and I joined a few hundred other cruising sailboats and spent the season in Grenada, a country historically hit by very few Hurricanes. Grenada is also close enough to Trinidad which almost never gets hit by a Hurricane so in the event that a Hurricane is ever headed for Grenada, we would most likely have enough time to bee-line it down to Trinidad until the storm passes.
Summer in Grenada is hot and teeming with mosquitoes, but incredibly lush and beautiful. While hiding out from the Hurricanes and trying to escape the heat and bugs, we managed to stay busy with all kinds of exploring on land as well as diving around the shorelines. Here are a few of my favorite photos from once upon a time when I lived in a tiny floating home in Grenada:
Outside my window, the beauty of Grenada has captured a very special place in my heart and my memories.
If you could take your tiny house anywhere, what would you see outside your window?