This time they would go somewhere where they could raise their children as they chose and no one couldtell them what religion they had to follow. They chose to sail to the New World–America.
After loading the two ships with food, water, and other supplies the Pilgrims set sail for America in August of 1620. Almost immediately the Speedwell began leaking.
WHY ARE WE SO FAR NORTH
Unfortunately, because of the delay, the Mayflower would be crossing the Atlantic Ocean during the dangerous stormy season.
It was cold, wet, and very uncomfortable aboard the ship.
The storms pushed the ship farther and farther north and when they finally ended, the Pilgrims and the crew of the Mayflower found themselves hundreds of miles north of where they were supposed to be.
The Mayflower stayed in Plymouth through the winter as the Pilgrims built their houses, and the ship finally returned to England on April 5, 1621.