There is so much to see in this beautiful northeastern part of our United States ofAmerica. It was an educational journey to be transported back in time via the Mayflower II. The ship is a reproduction of the original ship using similar materials and tools.
There were tour guides in period clothing telling the stories of the trip as if they had taken the sail themselves. They spoke of long delays, crooked business deals and initial strife amongst the passengers.
Others gave technical information on the workings of the ship and the crews’ responsibilities. look at the pic below at the center top. You can see stones that line the bottom of the ship for ballast to keep the ship upright.
The character guides dressed in time period clothing and spoke with language accents. One could ask them a question and they would answer in character. They were all very good and well-informed. I had a lot of fun learning what it might have been like to be a passenger on the Mayflower, but it would not have been a fun trip! It would have been dark, stinky and very close quarters. There were no powder rooms down the hall. The passengers were squeezed into the hull of the ship with little sunshine or fresh air. This ship is a reproduction of the original Mayflower using original type tools and supplies as much as possible.
The sailors and the passengers were an interesting lot. The adventuresome spirit must have been passed down through the blood lines. It was a hoot!
I wonder if fulltime RVing might be considered adventuresome to them? I am not sure that I could have taken the leap and come to a far and distant land as they did.