Hugging the Coast
The Fortune, after staying a couple of days near Provincetown and not sure where to go or what to do, starts to move slowly along the inner shore of Cape Cod, looking for signs of the Mayflower passengers. During the transit from Cape Cod to Plymouth the Fortune passengers were shocked by the barren and bleak shoreline, much as the Mayflower passengers had been. The Fortune passengers found it hard to believe that anything could exist in such a forbidding land. Bradford wrote that they "ther saw nothing but a naked and barren place."