On Tuesday, I headed south where it's warmer.
Here's my back yard a few days before I left.
(Some of you may have seen this when I tweeted it)
So here's what greeted me on Wednesday:
|View of the golf course at Miles Grant|
|and later, here's a pic of the back yard at Starbucks.|
In case you've forgotten, you can scroll up to see what I left behind.
Yesterday, replicas of the Pinta and Nina were docked at a marina near where I'm staying. I couldn't resist a visit.
The first reason being that I visited the tomb of Christopher Columbus in the Cathedral in Seville during my visit there in October.
So, here's a shot of the boat Pinta.
Can't see it? Because the honkin' big yacht is blocking it? Hint: It's the tiny square flag
Here's she is from across the water.
|And here's the Niña|
The Pinta had a crew of 26 and the Nina 24. The ships were so small the crew slept above deck because below decks were filled with provisions.
|From under cover looking toward the deck|
Factoid: Columbus chose the Niña as his ship.
Their diet was especially varied:
Personally, I can't imagine spending 24/7 on a ship between 65 and 85 feet in length crowded to the gunnels with 26 or 24 other bodies.
How about you?