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... arrowheads that were found in Dublin, but seemed to be unique - they had a very long metal shaft. He had then, with his Viking blacksmithing, woodturning and fletching skills, created a number of replicas so that he could test them. His current theory (which he is testing at the festival) is that they could be set on fire and would then be quite difficult to knock out of your wooden shield. This is all in his spare time. The highlight of the day for me was getting to row a ...
... it had given her. Decided on an afternoon nap after lunch and went down to the cabin. I didn’t sleep but laid on the bed for an hour. Kaye and Carla went to the listen to the talk about Viking mythology but I decided to give it a miss and to write up the journal instead.
We are now in the land of the midnight sun. The sun won’t set for us until we get back to London. We were told that we have to refuel tomorrow for ...
... losing their home and being banished to the Shetland Isles, and the girl them coming back. The story didn’t make a lot of sense, but it showed the lifestyle of the times, clothing and some of the customs. From there we went to the museum proper to see some of the artefacts that had been found. There weren’t that many of them. There were a couple of very tiny gold leaf items, but they were so small ...
... and operate daily between the very north of Norway to Bergen. They do many stops en route so should be quite an adventure. Again being a biker in biker gear I at least have the cold weather gear to go out on deck and enjoy the scenery. Once into Bergen I plan to take the scenic roads down to the Sothern tip of Norway and board a ferry to Denmark then simply make my way back to Amsterdam. However saying that I may take a long detour through Germany but only time will tell.
... to window shopping. This is a shame because there are so many beautiful Christmas items on display now. I would love to purchase some, but it's just not possible. A soft reindeer fur would probably be at the top of my list.
The Coastal Steamer Museum told the history of these Hurtigruten Line ships which ply the fjords and water off of Norway's west coast and are a lifeline for the people living here. It is much easier to take the ...