Imagine what it would be like to live on a ship for months and months. The boat is always moving, your work is hard and tiring, and day after day you eat the same thing—hard biscuits, salted meat, and fish.
Stale water sits in barrels below deck for you to drink. Storms throw the ship around, or the sun beats down without shade. This was life for countless sailors who joined explorers on their voyages to distant shores. Their ships were uniquely built for long sea journeys . . . but they weren't exactly comfortable!