Now spring is here!
The Sea Stallion of Glendalough, the 30 meter long warship, is launched tomorrow, April 14th.
Can you imaging the viking sails appear in the horizon?
What an impressive sight that must have been.
Boat members will start the launch at 10 am
The Sea Stallion From Glendalough, approx. 13 pm
The newly built Teinæring is named and launched at 14 pm
The Viking Ship Museum
I will show you some of my favourite places in Denmark, that is, those close to Copenhagen.
The first place of them all is The Viking Ship Museum and Roskilde Domkirke.
A walk from the main street in Roskilde past the cathedral and through the parks down to the harbour, is a very nice walk.
The Viking Age in Roskilde was quite dramatic and colourful.
The history carries unique testimony of that time. Among other things, marine archaeologists found the original warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the channel to Roskilde, lowered along with 4 other Viking ships, presumably to prevent an enemy attack from the outside.
The original ships are exhibited at the museum. The Sea Stallion is reconstructed and is sailing during summers with 60 – 62 members of the crew at a time.
The Sea Stallion was built in Ireland by trees felled in the beautiful forest in Glendalough, hence the name of the ship.
Take a look at these brilliant films on: webtv.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk
A walk from the Cathedral towards the harbour.
Repairing of the reconstruction of the warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the spring 2014.
Skipper Carsten Hvid modtog Irlands mest fornemme maritime pris: “Cork Dry Gin International Sailing Award” i Dublin.
Skipper Hvid har fået til opgave at sejle verdens største vikingeskib. Det skal sejle i vikingernes kølvand og rejsen går til Istanbul, Grønland og New York. Skibet er ved at være færdigt, og skal søsættes i juni måned i Haugesund i Norge.
Det er 35 meter langt, otte meter bredt, vejer 70 ton og skal have 100 besætnings-medlemmer. For at skibet kan komme ud at sejle, har nordmændene været nødt til at hente ekspertise udefra. Nærmere bestemt fra Orø. En norsk forretningsmand har hyret Skipper Hvid, som har stor erfarenhed med sejllads. Han skal nemlig have kommandoen over skibet Draken Harald Hårfagre