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journal of De Pineda


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The journal of Alonso Alvarez de Pineda

by Kenzie Ressler & Alyssa Piccardo
Dedication Page

I would like to dedicate this book to Francisco de Garay for making this all possible. By helping pay for my supplies and believing in me, look how far I've come. Thank you governor of Jamaica!

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November 9, 1519      
Hi! I am Alonso Alvarez De Pineda. And I am an Explorer. Some might even say I'm the best explorer out there. But before you second guess it, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I was born in a village called Aldeacentenera, Spain. Ever since I was a boy, I’ve always wanted to be an explorer. But not just an explorer, a famous one! So, I began practicing. I would go explore my village. From the tiny rooms in my house all the way to the dock where they ship the boats, I knew that I was destined to be a great explorer. On my birthday I finally left my beautiful village of Aldeacentenera and went on my way to explore! Here is my journal of the adventure that I went on.
August 10, 1519
Before I even start my adventure, I need to find a sponsor. I’ve turned to everyone for help but they have all refused. But, when I was just about to give up, the most generous person helped. It was no more than the governor of Jamaica! Mr. Francisco De Garay. He was kind enough to pay for my trip and supplies. 
August 13, 1519
My first day of exploring was definitely one to remember. I boarded a ship and traveled across the open sea. I saw the waves crashing, the fish swimming freely and the birds flying happily above the water. I have even grown to love the rocking of the boat. I strongly believe that this day is the perfect one to start my adventures!
August 20, 1519
It has officially been a week since I have set sail into the unknown. I think I'm starting to get sea sick. I don’t really know what I’m looking for or when I'll find it, but all I know is that it's going to be epic! The next entry I will write is when I find what I’ve been looking for!

August 27, 1519
I have finally found land and have spent most of the day exploring.  After forgetting what I explored and going around in circles for a while, I realized that I should make a map.  From now on, I will be mapping my journey in hopes that it will be helpful someday.