Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The Mayflower

On 16th September in 1620 the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth in south west England, bound for North America. Its 102 passengers were the Pilgrim Fathers, a group of Puritans who had broken away from the Church of England and had suffered persecution under James 1. Nine weeks, later, they landed at Cape Cod, where they established the first settlement , that was to become known as New England.
America, and the world, would have become a very different place if this event hadn't taken place, wouldn't it?

Nothing as exciting as oceanic voyaging for me here today - I'm back in the kitchen processing more of the autumn bounty - bottling and brewing on the cards today, along with some more of the autumnal big push in the tidying and cleaning departments!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought I was courageous, making the long journey from Canada to England eight years ago.

Can you imagine how much faith and courage those early settlers had to have to do the long, perilous trip to the New World. And getting there safely was only the beginning!