Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Visiting the Nina & Pinta

We decided to tour the replicas of the Nina and Pinta, which were moored at the marina in Fisherman's Village, but first we stopped to see Martha at the coffee shop, got coffees and sat in the "mall" people watching.  It's always fascinating. 

These two ships travel 11 months of the year and are crewed by volunteers from all over the US and the Caribbean.
The Pinta is 85 feet long and 24 feet wide, with 4000 sq. feet of sail.  Both ships are covered in pine tar, which is a natural water resistant.  
The Nina is 65 feet long and 18 feet wide, with 1919 sq. feet of sail.

These two ships have been to the marina before, but this was the first time we took advantage of the tour.  It was fun but difficult to imagine crossing the ocean in one of these.  Ugh!

We left there, had lunch at home and took Titan for a short walk around the Linear Loop.  We dropped him at home and then took our own walk from Fisherman's Village to the hospital.  The round trip is about 2 1/2 miles and took us nearly an hour.  We stopped at the Tiki Hut on the way back for an adult beverage.

It was a gorgeous day...not a cloud in the sky!

Thanks for stopping by...

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