You Wouldn't Want to Sail with Christopher Columbus! Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross
By Fiona Macdonald
A humorous look at sailing on a ship in the 15th century.
So you want to go to sea -- Why do you want to explore? -- How would you pay for the voyage? -- How would you prepare your fleet? -- Could you handle a sailing ship? -- Which way would you steer? -- Could you cope on board? -- Would you lose hope? -- Could you survive on shore? -- Would you get home safely? -- Would you make more voyages? -- Would it all be worthwhile?