Monday, November 30, 2009

The Rock....

The Rock has been broken many times over the years, and people have chipped pieces off...

The Mayflower 2 is a replica made in England and sailed over here in 1952.

This wins the "Strange Sign" award! It says AK 47's in Stock!

There has long been speculation about the death of Governor Bradford's wife, Dorothy. After being anchored in the harbor for just a few days, and never once going ashore, she fell/jumped overboard and drowned. Today, looking out over the bleak, gray day, and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean laid out in front of me, I can't say I don't understand her reasons for doing it just a little. I tried to imagine how 100 people fit on that little ship, with animals, and supplies, traveling over 2 months on nothing but moldy hardtack and beer. ( The beer probably helped!) I certainly can't imagine giving birth on that ship! I couple of years ago I read "Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick, and it was great to get a chance to actually see the site where it all happened. Fascinating book by the way, you will never think of the pilgrims the same way again!
William and I didn't spend a ton of time here, but I am glad to be able to say I have seen it!

1 comment:

Little Blessings said...

So much fun! I am jealous. That is the type of trip you take with either very little ones (aka: Will) or much older ones who might appreciate the history!