Welcome! To start off, let’s figure out how long it took our hiker to reach his car. If each straight line takes 5 minutes to walk and each turn takes 5 minutes to take, how long did it take him to get there?
Put yourself in the shoes of the 15th century Europeans and just imagine the limitations. How on earth would you navigate the high seas? Well, truth be told, prior to the fifteenth century, European mariners were more than reluctant to sail out of sight of land. Who knew what lay beyond the horizon? How could they find their way back? Due to these fears, voyages were often confined to the Atlantic Ocean or the Mediterranean Sea.