Last year we had the pleasure of touring two Columbus replica ships with our local Classical Conversations community. This was such a wonderful experience for us! Also, it was a great way to bring a bit more life to the age of exploration which is a part of the CC timeline and Cycle 2 memory work sentences. This year we are kicking off Cycle 3 with memory work about Columbus and it had us reminiscing this intruiging day aboard the “Nina and the Pinta”.
The Nina and Pinta Tour
The ships are actually the most historically accurate replicas of the Columbus ships. More information about these ships and their schedule can be found here at thenina.com. They travel for about 10 months out of the year, and visit 30 to 40 locations around the U.S. You can check their schedule here to see if they will be in or close to your area. It was so cool to step on board and get a real sense of what it must have been like to be on one of those ships sailing across the Atlantic Ocean.
We had a phenomenal tour guide who explained how many of the ships parts worked, how they navigated at that time, and many other interesting details. Below are some highlights of this adventure and a peek around the ships.
I definitely plan on repeating this field trip again the next time they come to our town.
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