June 08, 2007

Sea Stallion to return to Dublin

As an addendum to our holiday, when we visited Roskilde in Denmark recently, the local Viking Ship Museum was busy working on a project to make an authentic journey by restored viking longboat from Roskilde to Dublin and back.
You can follow the Sea Stallion project's progress online here.
We saw the ship being rigged and prepared for the voyage when we were there and it's expected to set sail on July 1 and return next year.
I'm not sure I'd be keen to man the oars, but I do think it's a magnificent project to show how skilled those Vikings were in voyaging the seas and oceans so long ago.

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