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Travel by sea was much safer in the olden days as during mediaval Europ, wars were very common as well as insurgencies thus travel by sea would reduce the chances of Trade caravans being looted or just improve overall safety. The land was also unpattrolled in the outskirts making attacks By bandits and thieves common.

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Medieval Europe's people might have taken advantage of the sea for some reasons. One, traveling through water is faster than foot(in most cases). Two, While on the sea, there was plenty of resources if they knew where to find them, while on land, you would have to forage around. Three, Some people may have just been looking for an adventure.

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With mountainous and rough terrain, water travel would have been easier physically and generally, without as many obstacles, it would have taken less time.

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