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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

In case you need a bigger boat



This is the Snorri, a beautiful reproduction of a Viking ship.

Norstead Viking Village is a short drive from L'Anse aux Meadows, the site of the actual Viking settlement on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Norstead is a very well-done re-enactment of what a Viking settlement might have looked like, with a church and a forge and a small farm, so when you visit L'Anse aux Meadows and see the depressions in the grass that mark where buildings once stood, you can imagine the life that once went on there.

The Snorri actually sailed to Newfoundland from Greenland to recreate Leif Ericsson's voyage. With a crew of ten, and using only a square canvas sail and oars, it landed at L'Anse aux Meadows in 1998, the first Viking-style ship to make that trip in 600 years. 

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