I’m not sure I’ve ever mentioned it before, actually I’m quite sure I have, but there are LOTS of things to love about being an Interpreter here at Plimoth Plantation. This post primarily concerns one of these things:
It’s so incredibly beautiful.
There are two paths we can take on our morning walk from the dressing room to 1627. These paths are colloquially (unofficially, but not very creatively) known as The High Road and The Low Road…(and I’ll be in Scotland before ye!). It’s fairly self-evident, but The Low Road is a gentle, downhill slope that brings you to the centre of town, whereas The High Road requires a bit more exertion. First, it takes you up the hill, then through the gate to the fort, round the corner, and then…then….you get THE VIEW. Our little thatch-rooved, timber-framed houses and fenced-off gardens are extraordinarily pretty in themselves, but with the backdrop of Plymouth Bay it.is.STUNNING. Dreary and overcast, a torrential downpour, bright sunshine, whatever the weather is doing, this scene never fails to make my heart happy. In light of this, I have made a video of our beautiful workplace, with commentary from some of our (long dead) friends, to make your hearts happy too!
May you always take The High Road, even if it does take a little bit more effort.