Preparing The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough har tilbagelagt 4500 sømil, det svarer til 8334 kilometer under kølen. Skibet har samlet det meste af Danmarks befolkning omkring det enestående eventyr, som er genopstået af havet ud for Skuldelev.

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Det snart 10 år gamle skib er ved at gennemgå sine første reparationer, et flækket årehulsbord…

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… og her ser I mastefisken, det røde stykke træ. Klik i det spørgende hoved for skitse 😕  Mastefisken gør det muligt at lægge masten ned.

Egetræet til mastefisken fandt Vikingeskibsmuseet i Jægersborg Hegn, nord for København. Kævlen er 15 meter lang, og måler 79 cm på midten.

Det er én af de gamle flådeege, træer, der blev plantet for over 200 år siden efter at englænderne sejlede væk med Danmarks flåde, efter Bombardamentet af København, Flådens ran. Disse træer var til reetablering  af en ny flåde. Ville Maersk ha’ brugt sit berømte motto; Rettidig Omhu 😉

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Vikingeskibsmuseet åbner ny særudstilling ‘The World in the Viking Age’ for publikum fredag den 11. april.

8 thoughts on “Preparing The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

    1. Yes, you’re right, Lau. The ship is very beautiful. It also shows the way back in history. A long and exciting journey 🙂
      All the best,
      Hanna

  1. Great pictures, Hanna. You must put your name down for the next voyage. I rather fancy that myself but I get seasick.
    It’s interesting to see the methods they used for construction. They really were craftsmen those Viking builders.
    Cheers, Alen

    1. I have read that when the Vikings had to split a tree, they needed to do it respectfully because of the tree spirits. There was much to think about at the time.
      It could be nice with a little trip in The Sea Stallion and preferably under full speed. If I got seasick, it could always happen afterwards when I came ashore. I have tried that method on a fishing boat in Portugal 🙂
      It worked well except for the nuisance that lasted for one and a half day. Suddenly it is absolutely wrong that the floor is stationary 🙂
      It does not keep me from sailing, but I always think of the length of the trip.
      All the best and a happy sunday evening to you, Alen.
      Hanna

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