This awe-inspiring, archaeologically-based, handcrafted longship set sail from Norway in April and landed in my home county in 2016.
I was on board the Draken Harald Hårfagre when it was in Kingston and took a few photos. It was absolutely amazing.
I can't begin to describe the smell of the wood, the feel of the ship underneath your feet, the incredible detail in everything even down to the tiller and the small carvings the crew placed about the deck....even the tar that covered every rope lent a distinct odor that just made you feel alive.
Huginn and Muninn were also navigating, it pleased me to see. The men and women comprising the crew of the ship were very intriguing people and more than willing to talk about their experiences. They suffered rough weather, mishaps, sea creatures and all sorts of things on their voyage over. One young woman, named Klara, made the trans-Atlantic voyage from start-to-then and she was only 19 years old. How wonderful!