The Draken Expedition

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Tiny Turnip, May 11, 2016.

  1. Tiny Turnip
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  2. messabout
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    That is stirring stuff.

    Whew!

    When ships were wood and men were steel. There appears to be a steel women in that crew also.
     
  3. Doug Lord
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    Draken Expedition

    Hadn't heard about it,TT-but truly spectacular!
     
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    I know of it now, that's pretty awesome.

    Gives me flashbacks to one of the stories that actually inspired my early interest in boats and sailing, the Hjemkomst: http://www.hcscconline.org/current-exhibits/hjemkomst-viking-ship/ For those not reading the link, was someone literally landlocked at the moment in Minnesota with a dream who recreated and built a viking ship from absolute scratch, hauled it up to Duluth and it was sailed it from the Great Lakes across the Atlantic and to Norway.

    I actually knew the mother of someone who was on the ship and hearing her stories made me decide to do something like that at some point in my life. :)
     
  5. Tiny Turnip
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    Glad you're enjoying it, guys.

    The videos are great:

     
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    When men were men, and sheep were nervous :D
     

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    We used to say that when I lived in Idaho.
     
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