Sunday, 14 October 2007

The Pinta

(I meant to post this a couple of days ago as an 'On this day')

On October 12th, 1492 Rodrigo de Triana, a crewman on the Pinta sighted "land" - a few weeks early;
That must have been an amazing couple of decades - similar in some ways to those of modern times in which advances are made at a rate which must startle previous generations.
I was surprised to discover the size of the Pinta - see
and other Google images. It is much smaller than I thought it would have been.

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