The seas were the roughest yet encountered, with waves crashing over the decks. But the signs the ships were approaching land were unmistakable, and the crews were heartened. The Niña retrieved a green branch with red berries intact, fresh as if just cut. The Pinta found a piece of carved wood and another plant, and the Santa María yet another green branch. Sandpipers were sighted.

Wednesday, October 10, 1492
Friday, October 12, 1492