Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 2: Jamestown


This area is so cool - so much to see and all accessible by free shuttle buses. It was another early morning and we were off to Jamestown.

For the uninitiated - Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America,est 1607. There is an actual archeological site, where they are still discovering new things. We didn't get over there, but we explored the recreated site.

Complete with native village...
 The ships that brought the settlers.

and a fort. All the interpreters are in costume - and I really feel for them in this weather!
 Those are wool stockings my friends! But they were still all cheerful and informative.

 A deckhand aboard  the Susan Constant.
 Soldier guarding the fort!

Blacksmith (always one of the coolest demonstrations)
And my favourite - the guy who took us through the armory. This man knew his stuff and obviously loves his job!

Now it's time for a shower to wash the humidity off - and see what the crazy sock machine ladies have planned for the rest of the day.

5 comments:

Dee said...

Reminds me a lot of the Castillo de San Marco and Fort Matanzas tours we took in St. Augustine. All of the docents are volunteers and you can tell they have a passion for what they do.

Nancy Kay said...

Fantastic post!! I loved my visit there many years ago, and it's so fun seeing your pictures and hearing about your impressions! Makes we want to plan a trip "back east" right away. LOL.

lexa said...

Looks like fun!

Araignee said...

I never knew all that was there!

Anne Arnold Pierce said...

Fascinating place to visit. I would love to go back. Yes the humidity there is terrible.