Welcome to the thoughts that wash up on the sandy beaches on my mind. Paddling is encouraged.. but watch out for the sharks.
i wonder how long the long ships were? amazing they got all the way to Greenland and beyond in them...
The snekkja (or snekke), meaning "thin and projecting", was typically the smallest longship used in warfare and was classified as a ship with at least 20 rowing benches. A typical snekkja might have a length of 17 m (56 feet), a width of 2.5 m (8.2 feet), and a draught of only 0.5 m (1.6 feet). It would carry a crew of around 41 men (40 oarsmen and one cox).I'm *very* impressed by the Vikings ability to explore *far* from their homelands - Greenland, America, Constantinople, Russia.... They certainly got around!!
CK: you sure know a lot of stuff... you must have majored in philosophy...
My people! 😊
@ Mudpuddle: I think I know quite a lot but the longship information is from Wilipaedia. My BA(Hons) was in Social Ethics (with Education) - long story.My 1st MA was in Religious Studies - very long storyMy 2nd MA was in the History of Philosophy.@ V V: Most likely my people too. My father was born just north of Dublin. His family name means 'fair haired' in Gaelic. As most of the Celts had dark hair I'd guess that the fair haired people were from Scandinavia.... [grin]
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