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
Munkholmen was an important market place in the Viking Age.
I always imagine a spectacular sight of Viking ships sweeping across the fjord while those on the shore eagerly are awaiting the latest news.
The ships are photos from previous years of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, and a ship from the Maritime Experimental Centre, Lyndby, Kr. Hyllinge.
Munkholmen is 55 km from Copenhagen a run passing Roskilde where you can find 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
Repairing of the reconstruction of the warship, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough in the spring 2014.
Rekonstruktion af Skuldelev 2
Længde: 30 meter
Bredde: 3,8 meter
Dybgang: 1 meter
Besætning: Op til 80 mand
Byggeperiode: 2000 – 2004
Ballast: 8 ton sten + besætning (ca. 5 ton)
Skibets vægt: inklusiv ballast ca. 25 ton
Sejl: 118 kvm, sejl lavet af hør
På søndag kl. 10.00 stævner hele Danmarks vikingeskib, The Sea Stallion from Glendalough, atter ud i de danske farvande med Dronning Margrethe om bord på den første del af rejsen.
Kursen bliver sat mod gammelt dansk land i Slesvig, Hedeby, hvor Havhingsten skal deltage i et råsejlstræf. Besætningen er på 60 til 70 mand med Vibeke Bischoff, som skipper.
Sejlladsen er en fejring af 50 års jubilæet for udgravningerne af de 5 Skuldelev skibe i Roskilde Fjord.
Følg The Sea Stallion online på Vikingeskibsmuseet hjemmeside