HANNA'S WALK

It was my intention to write about Petersværft, a shipyard situated next to Ulvsund.
The place was chosen for naval base and shipyard to reconstruct the Danish Fleet after the British stole it back in 1807.
Petersværft built gunboats and the explosives were stored in Magleby Church. An excellent dry place for gunpowder.
But there are other experiences which make equal impression on me. The enterprising behaviour and enthusiasm that prevails on Møn.
You can find a decent amount of links at the bottom of the post. Amazing bike paths and beautiful walks are established and some are connected with three veteran ferries, of which the ferry Møn is one of them.
The enterprising locals, however, has a major advantage, which is very difficult to overlook: The historic Nature on Møn.

We’re meeting up with some friends on the Ferry Møn. The ship began operating between Kalvehave and Koster in the 1923.
Today approximately 20 volunteers are working to maintain the ferry all winter. During summer 15 “Summer Men” are involved with sailing the ship.
We had a superb boat trip for 3 hours. After a nice walk in historic surroundings we returned to the cozy farmhouse for bonfire food and fun.

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Links if you got curious:
Expeditions in the wild
175 km Camøno as Camino – The Kingdom’s friendliest hiking trail
Færgen Møn Summer Sailing
Peters Værft
Visitsydsjaelland
Program for færgen Møn
Færgen Møns historie

You can get your bike transported by ferry or the mail boat, Røret between four ports in the summer. The habours are: Stege Havn, Kalvehave Havn, Bogø Havn and Nyord Havn, where there is bike break room and suggestions for local hiking and cycling routes. See the timetables in the bike break rooms.

The sailing cycling trails + Map as PDF

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough søsættes lørdag den 11.04.2015.

Bådelauget søsætter Havhingsten lørdag den 11.04.2015 mellem kl. 11.00 – kl.13.00 fra museumshalvøen ved Vikingeskibsmuseet i Roskilde.

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough. Vikingeskibsmuseet i baggrunden

The Sea Stallion from Glendalough.
Vikingeskibsmuseet i baggrunden

Da Havhingsten, ‘The Sea Stallion from Glendalough’ skulle afsejle mod Dublin holdt Skipper en tale med stærke referencer til Hobbitten, som han var ved at læse for sine børn.

Han havde det som Bilbo, der allerhelst vil blive i sin hule og hygge sig. Men en dag kom en troldkvinde med hvidt hår, eller formuleret med andre ord, museumsdirektøren Tinna Damgård-Sørensen.

Pludselig havde han muligheden for at få en drøm opfyldt, men var det nu også det han ville?

Heldigvis lod Skipper sig overtale og viste os allesammen, hvilket stof ‘The Sea Stallion from Glendalough* er gjort af.

Det var med spænding, jeg fulgte skibets rejse fra Dublin. Den rejse som Skuldelev 2, det originale skib måske har sejlet på den sidste rejse til Danmark.

Vikingerne sænkede skibet ud for Skuldelev, så det store krigsskib udgjorde en blokering i sejlrenden og besværliggjorde angreb mod Roskilde.

Jeg var oppe ved Skuldelev sidste sommer, og mærke historiens vingesus.

Havhingsten skal på sommertogt i år. Der er ikke planlagt nogle anløbssteder endnu.

Sidste gang jeg overværede en søsætning var i maj 2011.

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