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The Vikings Are Going

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The Vikings Are Going

You may remember my earlier post about the Draken Harald Hårfager, the world’s largest reconstructed Viking longship. The 115ft long boat had a new 78ft (24m) mast made and fitted in Wallasey Docks, from a huge Douglas Fir log which was sourced from Dumfries. The longship left Wallasey today, after its crew sang ‘The Leaving of Liverpool’, sailing through the dock system to emerge on the River Mersey. It then passed Liverpool’s famous waterfront buildings, turned at Tranmere and headed out towards the Irish Sea. Its next stop, Peel, on the Isle of Man, before it returns home to Norway. A fantastic sight indeed as it passed the Liver Building.

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