Cheryl spent eight days at sea, crossing the Atlantic from Ft. Lauderdale to Lisbon, Portugal (April 2 - 10). The ship weighed 113,000 tons and barely rocked when hit with stormy waves, but it was an opportunity to experience certain aspects of a sailor's life during the Age of Sail.
Historical Backdrop – Dr. Leander Braden
Historical Backdrop – Francis ‘Fly’ Austen
Transatlantic Journey Ft. Lauderdale to Lisbon
Admiralty House – Searching The Archives
Exploring Jane Austen’s Literary Home
Inspiration – Visit to the HMS Surprise