“I am told by both our journalists and the reception at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde that the phones are red-hot. People with a lively interest in what the Sea Stallion is doing obviously want to know where we are. Early this morning we were on our way in through the Isefjord to Frederiksværk, but a strong countercurrent in the Kulhuse passage and an easterly wind forced us to change plans very fast. We apologise very much to the people who had done so much to welcome us in Frederiksværk, but it is always the wind that decides”, says skipper Carsten Hvid.
Instead, the Special Forces in Kongsøre stepped in with both mooring and kindness. Right now the crew is stretched out on the mole and in the grass by the beach, resting after the long trip from the Limfjord in northern Jutland.
When the wind turns, the Sea Stallion will continue on its course to Roskilde, which must be reached by 2 pm on Saturday, when one of the country’s biggest welcome-home parties ever will be started up by the Viking Ship Museum and Roskilde City Council. Many more than 10,000 are expected.