The Vikings’ secret defense in Roskilde Fjord

I will take you back to March 28, 2014, on a beautiful sunny day at Roskilde Fjord.
Roskilde Fjord is a beautiful area. I was born at the sea, but grew up in this fjord environment.
Always being near the water brought me many lovely experiences.
The fjord is idyllic, and you can plan many a good walk.
The history is exhilarating, and exceptional relics are left by the Vikings.
My walk starts at the ridge at Skuldelev. The silence is striking except for the song of the larch.
It is unusual to find silence today, but it is still possible here.

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You can see the Skuldelev Ås in the background.

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Skuldelev Ås is 5 kilometres south of Frederikssund, and is Denmark’s best preserved ridge. Most of the four kilometres ridge is publicly available.

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Out there in the fjord is the two islands Peberholmen and Kølholmen.
This is where they found the Skuldelev ships from the Viking Age.
Five ships were sailed out to block the entrance to Roskilde for enemy ships, as a part of a deliberate defence strategy.
The ships were filled with stones, and the only important task was that the ships were properly positioned when they sank.

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The Skuldelev Ship; The Sea Stallion from Glendalough was supposed to block the two major shipping lanes with its 27 meters. The ship could almost reach over both channels simultaneously.

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Here is the Sea Stallion under reconstruction at the Viking Ship Museum.

See the most beautiful photos from Sea Stallion’s many voyages.
The photos are taken by Werner Karrasch: Sea Stallion

Wish you a happy walk and leave no trace behind you unless they are of significant importance 😊

Vikings, Cathedral, Sources and Authentic Environment in Roskilde

I enjoy the authenticity and atmosphere in Roskilde.
The town where Roskilde Cathedral dominates the skyline surrounded by blurred fjords and rolling fields.
It’s always a pleasure to take a walk from the cathedral down to the Viking Ship Museum and on to the fjord.

Fra Kyst til Kyst i Danmark

Kan I huske tv programmet fra Kyst til Kyst?

Det er ét af de bedste naturprogrammer, jeg har set fra en dansk tv-produktion. Smukke spændende naturscenarier, glemte historier, eventyr og hemmeligheder.

Nu kan CIA også lære noget nyt. I deres World Fact Book er Danmarks kystlinie angivet til at være 7314 km lang, men det er helt forkert 🙂 Den rigtige længde er 8750 km efter at de nye 1:10.000 kort er taget i brug.

Hvis man brugte et målebånd, ville kystlinien være endnu længere. Der eksisterer ingen internationale regler for, hvordan man måler en kystlinie. Man kunne måle uden om stenene på stranden, og den ville blive endnu længere.

I udsendelsen medvirkede to biologer, en historiker og en botaniker. De fortalte levende om alt, hvad der var at se og opleve langs kystlinien og i havet. Udsendelsen blev også filmet fra luften, og gav dermed en meget virklighedsnær oplevelse.

Hvorfor alt den snak om Danmarks kyster? Fordi jeg elsker at vandre langs havet, og fordi det er Danmarks vilde natur.

Vi har ingen bjerge i Danmark, men vi har det vidunderlige kig til havet.

Isefjorden og Holbæk fjord er små perler. Vandstanden kan variere meget, og engang imellem bliver vigene næsten tørlagt. Billederne er fra Holbæk fjord.

Lavvande ved Holbæk fjord

Lavvande ved Holbæk fjord

Lavvande ved Holbæk fjord

Lavvande ved Holbæk fjord

Lavvande ved Holbæk fjord

Lavvande ved Holbæk fjord

God tur derude og husk den gode madpakke 🙂