At anchor, Plymouth harbour
The eighth Sunday in this harbour.
Very wet and rainy, The February weather, starting "with the greatest gusts of wind that ever we had since we came forth," continued severe. “Though we ride in a very good harbour, yet we were in danger" since the Mayflower was lightened now because of goods that had been brought ashore, and the ship had become unballasted. The storm today was so fierce that the buildings began to fall apart: “it caused much daubing of our houses to fall down.” It must have been horrific to see their hard work literally dissolve.