He was on his way to find gold.He used the compass to find north,east,south,and west. And he used ropes of knots to see how fast he was going,he also used giant lead wights to measure the depth of the water.
DE Soto was scared of the imaginary sea monsters instead of worrying about the wind stop blowing and him getting stranded or him running out of food. But he thought that sea monsters and sand mountains were real.
He finally got to Florida to begin looking for gold and treasure.
He was running out of food fast so he searched for two more days and he was going to come back to Spain.
He was upset because he could not find gold in Florida.
He got lost and could not return back to Spain with gold.