Joy is not the absense of trouble but the presence of Christ. William Vander Hoven

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The ship behind the girls is the replica of the Nina, which was Columbus's favorite ship. It is built to actual size and authentically using the same materials and methods of ship building from back in that time.

Here we are at the front end of the Nina. We were surprised by how much of an incline there is at the front. Clara is leaning on part of the windlass, which was really cool for us to see as we finished reading Moby Dick a while back and it talked about the windlass a lot, so to see one and we saw it demonstrated too how it works, was really cool.

We were also surprised that here in the back of the ship where the rutter is (on the right side of Lucy) to use the rutter the person had to use this whole area to turn that back and forth. So, on an already small ship, this area can only have one person in it at a time!!! That significantly shrinks the size of the ship in my mind. Also in this front "room" is the hole to go into the Captains quarters (a small room below). He is the only person on ship to have a private room---a very small room in length and width, but also in height with the ceiling being only 4 1/2 feet high (and Columbus was over 6 feet tall).

Behind the girls are the Pinta (closer) and the Nina. The Pinta was built with the same materials and methods, however, they did make that ship twice the size of the original. The people who built these and take them from place to place live on these ships, just like they would have done back in the day, so they enlarged the Pinta for them personal comfort as well as to be able to fit more poeple on board.

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"Joy is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ." William Vander Hoven
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