And in 2014, in month number two,
Under a sky so blue,
We got to see his ship, too!
The Nina, an exact replica of Columbus' ship, and the Pinta, a slightly larger one, were docked in Fort Walton beach yesterday! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to go check them out!
All of us in front of the Pinta
Looking down on the main deck of the Pinta
It was a perfect day!
A small canon
The kids loved this
Another view down the deck
I just loved all the ropes and authentic rigging
A painting of the flag flying on the Pinta
Moriah thought this bundle of rope looked like a beehive =)
Our handsome boys
That's an armful!
Moriah found herself a seat to watch some jet skiis go by
Caleb and Daddy
All the masts and flags
On the Nina
Me at the bow
Deck of the Nina
Keenan with the windlass (for hoisting the anchor)
Caleb's hands with some heavy chains
The 14 year old apprentice of the builders of the Nina and Pinta built this small boat on the Nina
Moriah and Caleb looking down into the lower deck of the Nina (we weren't allowed down there, it's the crew's quarters)
More rope =)
A great flag
Caleb looking out the back of the ship by the rudder
Keenan peeking out a window on the side of the ship
All four of my cuties
What a fun experience!
Keenan in front of a HUGE boat fork lift on the way out
The kids checking out the massive, four story boat storage warehouse
On the way back to the van
Keenan wanted his picture with this guy (and insisted on "picking it's nose)
Caleb needed a turn too =)