Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nina and Pinta

Replicas of the Nina and Pinta are docked at Florence Harbor by McFarland Park.  They will be there all weekend, so go out and have a look and imagine. . .

What was Columbus thinking when he set out?  These small ships, built for the Mediterranean, were never intended for use on the open ocean.  The Nina had 24 souls aboard, and it boggles my mind thinking about how they ate and slept and lived their lives.  I'm guessing that their need for adventure kept them going.

This was not a cruise ship. Not even close!