[MR] Tales of the GS-12 Vikings - washingtonpost.com
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Tue Jun 24 19:52:00 PDT 2008
Ah, ok -- The Sae Hrafn is the Longship Company's replacement for the
FyrDraka. Sounds like it's a tad-bit bigger than the old boat.
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:43 PM, Davitt il Bigollo da Pisa <
chessler at usa.net> wrote:
> Video in the original
> Tales of the GS-12 Vikings
> On a boat out of the Middle Ages, middle-age men
> with a hunger for history row and sweat their fantasy into life.
> By Matt Zapotosky
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Thursday, June 19, 2008; B01
> One of the hardest things about pretending to be
> a Viking, it seems, is that people tend to mistake you for a pirate.
> Just ask the crew of the Sae Hrafn, a
> reproduction Viking ship based in Southern
> Maryland. On a recent afternoon, passing boaters
> on the
> River cried out, "Avast ye, mateys!" and "Show me your swords!"
> "Wrong fantasy," muttered Viking enthusiast David Tristan.
> Tristan, 55, and his shipmates were acting out
> the fantasy of their choosing, as they do on
> regular outings. As they sailed the 38-foot
> longship, its bow adorned with a carved dragon
> head, they verbally accosted other boaters.
> "I give you three sheep for the woman!" captain
> Bruce Blackistone roared at a passing sailboat,
> its white-haired female passenger waving and smiling nervously.
> <<<snip, snip, snip>>>
> "After eight hours of rowing, you're going to
> feel authentic," Blackistone said. "You're even going to smell authentic."
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