S: Journey to the Fountain
BC: The End
FC: Journey to the Fountain of Youth | By: Bellatrix Kavena, Bernard Bacon, Rose White, Loveday Crane, Catherine Martyn, and Valentine Dalison
1: Scrutineer | Do you ever wonder where the tale of the Fountain of youth begin? Well it started when Juan Ponce De Leon Came to the Puerto Rico the natives told them about a mysterious Fountain of Youth. These stories were told in Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. They are a reliable source but the one thing is that they did tell a lot of myths And we believe that it is one of the myths that they tell. As I said before the Fountain of Youth did originate in Hispaniola, Puerto Rico , and Cuba. If you ever did wonder where this myth came from know you can know that it all started long Ago in the three places Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.
2: Travel Distance | The great and famous Ponce de Leon was given the right to find and claim the island of Bimini for his people. If we begin our journey at Canary Islands it will take about 65-75 days. It will be a long and treacherous journey. I have just discovered that the Canary Islands are about 2 miles close to Bimini. These will be our last pit stops before the long journey. Cuba is also another great pit stop and it is very close to Grand Cayman. And Grand Cayman is another pit stop we can use.
4: The Atlantic Ocean has some dangers that can delay our journey. The Atlantic has hurricanes which can rip up the ship. Tsunamis which can bring lots of water onto the boat and can make us wash up on shore and flip over the boat. Thunderstorms would make big heavy waves that can destroy the ship or knock us off course. The best time to sail to avoid some of these thing, we should sail in spring, primarily April. The Grand Cayman weather conditions are simple to deal with. There is a high of 84 F., a low of 76 F., and it rains an average of 2 days, so we might get wet. | Weather Conditions
5: Landing Sites | There are few areas where we could land for a pit stop that are close to Grand Cayman. There is Cuba, Jamaica, and Honduras. The anthropologist should know about the natives and the naturalist should know about the plant and animals. A safe harbor for us to enter at Grand Cayman would be Dragon Bay. It is the safest one out of all my research and it is great!
6: Navigator | when we travel to the fountain of youth, we will have to take roads, trails, rivers , lakes, and oceans in the Cayman Islands. We would have to use these rivers: Mearge bay pond, Malportas pond, Pease bay pond, Jackson's pond, Governors creek, grand harbor, Mitchell's creek, and Morgan's Harbor. Also, we need supplies in the Grand Caymans, we will need to have: Clothes, food (a lot of it.) a sailing ship, drinking water, shelter, medicine, weapons, (for attack against the indians) Etc. We will need the basic things, we can not bring a lot of things or it will be to heavy to carry, and we will get tired very easily.
8: Taino Indians grew foods they ate everyday, cassava and yams. Tainos would burn the forest and then gather the ashes and dirt into piles that could easily be planted. Corn, beans, squash, tobacco, peanuts, and peppers were also grown, and wild plants were gathered. Birds, lizards, and other small animals, were hunted for food. Fish and shellfish were another important food source. Tainos also used trained parrots as traps to attract wild birds to come close to the hunters so they could kill other animals for food. | "Cayman Islands." everyculture. Advameg, Inc., 2011. Web. 10 May 2011.
10: This is a picture of the Taino Indians dancing! | This is a picture of the Taino Indians when they first met Columbas | This is a picture of the houses the Tiano Indians slept in.
11: What do you think the Taino's culture was like? Well they are a very peaceful and gentle culture. If we pass through I do not think we need to bring them a gift. I don't see that much danger if we pass through this place at all. There culture values mostly music. Music would be the best gift for them. In the Taino culture they only wore stuff like jewelry. They painted there face, and they wore necklaces, earrings, and nose rings. | Anthropologist