Viking Ship πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄

We visited this amazing ship while camping near Fargo ND. The ship itself is beautiful but the story of its conception and built is even more so. Modeled after a Viking ship that was used as a burial vessel around 1100 AD and found buried in Norway. The Hjemkomst Norwegian History Center is a wonderful setting for this ship that sailed from Duluth across the chain of Great Lakes to New York and then on the Norway! I hope you will take a few minutes to watch the video and feel inspired to follow a dream of your own. The name of the ship, Hjemkomst, means homecoming in Norwegian.

Warren standing amazed at the effort that went into building this craft
Stern of the ship
Huge rudder
Tribute to Roger Asp
Borrowed from the internet. I couldn’t get the whole ship in my camera frame

Enjoy this video link about the building and sailing of the Hjemkomst

In the same Norwegian History Center, a replica of an ancient stave church was conceived and built by another son of πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄ Norway. Absolutely beautiful and so interesting to learn this bit of history.
Dragons adorn the church in an effort to ease the pagan believers towards a new religion
Intricate carvings around the door
This “svalgang” or porch surrounds the entire church

Published by karenebarker

Free Range Human traveling North America by RV with her Beloved

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