The Cape-d Crusaders
03.04.2007 - 03.04.2007 4 °C
Another Motel, more free internet, so yet another entry. Today we've been to 'Plimoth Plantation' which was really interesting, and done in a way that only Americans can! The museum consisted of a Wampanoag homesite - the natives of the region - and a 1627 English village. At each site you could talk to people about the way of life there and ask questions, see how they lived etc. The people at the homesite were real natives, but talked in a modern way about their ancestors way of life, although they wore the traditional costumes (of not much!), and even managed to have a real baby all wrapped up in animal furs to give it an authentic feel. Only in America! The English village was even weirder, though brilliant, as the people all stayed in 17th century character the whole time. One of them said he originated from Wigan! It was all quite funny, but very well done as they really did stay in character all the time, and talked with accents from the period, and you could ask them any questions you wanted.
After that we went to the Mayflower II, which was the reproduction of the ship they sailed on, and we stood on the deck for about 10 minutes freezing our arses off talking to 'the captain' about their 'crossing' and his concerns for their new homeland. All quite surreal, but brilliant as even Sarah wasn't bored and learnt loads! Dave was in his element (think he has found his new 'ideal job'! Scary). All in all a really good day, though absolutely freezing!
Now we're at a nice motel in a place called Eastham (nearly at the tip of Cape Cod), and we're just about to go and get some dinner. Off to Provincetown tomorrow, when its supposed to rain, but hopefully we'll see some of the coast!
Back on again soon when we can.
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