Friday, 15 August 2014

Aug 15 1620 - Mayflower Sets Sail

A post taking real life incidents from this day in history and my view of them as if they were happening today and what my honest view would have been then on that day ignoring hindsight or knowledge of how it ended.

The East Midlands is a little less holy today as 102 of Nottingham's finest bible carriers have climbed aboard the Mayflower and set sail for the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean  to start up a new country.
One can only wonder that if they survive the trip and don't end up as shark food, what sort of country would a bunch of religion fans led by a postman possibly come up with?
Amongst the passengers is William Mullins and his family who didn't bother taking food or the means to catch food but packed with him 126 pairs of shoes which will come in handy if God has not made the New World smooth and sandy.
One thing is for sure, if they survive the trip and the natives don't scalp them within seconds of them stepping ashore or they avoid being eaten by bears on the first night, they will still be English and one thing the English cannot do without is tea so we will have a ready make market to sell out tea to which will come in handy for our coffers.
As the sister ship of the Mayflower, Speedwell, sprung a leak before it was hardly out of Southampton waters resulting in both ships limping back to Dartmouth in Devon, it isn't looking good for the holy rollers but armed with a mass of bibles and William Mullins many shoes, when the ship sinks mid-Atlantic, they can at least make a raft and use the shoes as paddles.

1 comment:

Keep Life Simple said...

Uhh, lucy. You brits were all holy rollers then...

Q