Sunday, 11 September 2016

Another Inn

We can add another inn to our collection. (See Ysan Inns, The Old Phoenix, The Mermaid Tavern, The Time Patrol Lodge, The Inn Of The Worlds' End etc.)

The Wild Rose Chance tavern:

is in the Nantucketers' mainland outpost of Fogarty's Cove;

is a log cabin with logs a hundred feet long and a yard thick;

has a big taproom with long trestle tables and benches and a fire in a  "...long iron-backed field-stone hearth" (SM Stirling, Against The Tide Of Years, Chapter Four, p. 56);

serves breakfast, including hot wholewheat bread with melting butter, to twenty people or more.

Eating breakfast from a loaded plate, Alston reflects that weight is not a problem when a fifteen mile journey means half a day on a horse instead of fifteen minutes in a car.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

What impressed me was how the Nantucketers were able to use such massive and long logs made from primeval forest giants!

And I remember Dr. Coleman saying that, as a rule, the hard physical labor most Nanucketers had no choice but to accept made them, on average, ten pounds lighter than they were before the Event.