Would you want to live on a ship for months and months? Imagine what it was like. The boat is always moving. You eat the same thing, day after day—hard biscuits, salted meat, and fish.
Stale water sits in barrels below deck for you to drink. Your work is hard and tiring. Sometimes storms throw the ship around. Other times the sun blazes, and there’s no shade. That’s how life was for all the sailors who joined the explorers’ voyages. The ships they sailed on were built for long sea journeys . . . but that didn’t make them comfortable!