Here you can read the latest diaries on the Sea Stallion's voyage to Roskilde.

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Photo: The crew

Change of watch on the Sea Stallion

When the crew is told that the Sea Stallion is to sail the next morning, everyone tries to get to bed suitably…

Extract from logbook, 22 July 2008

Lowestoft harbour

9.00 Breakfast

9.45 Skipper’s briefing:

There is no change in the weather. The forecast is…

Photo: Werner Karrasch

Long-voyage blues

Still in Lowestoft. The ship has been cleaned, the change of crew is over – but the waiting is not.

The weather…

Extract from logbook, 20 July 2008

Lowestoft harbour

8.45 Departure for the crew travelling home

10.00 Breakfast

11.00 Bus to Sutton Hoo, room for…

Extract from logbook, 21 July 2008

Lowestoft harbour

9.00 Breakfast

10.00 Skipper’s briefing:

Skipper Carsten Hvid is back on the Sea Stallion…

Eric in Danelaw

Dear Diary, Well, we left Torquay on Thursday and sailed to Portsmouth. We passed by the Isle of Wight and the…

Photo: pulley block, Drawing: Reconstruction proposal for the pulley found at Hedeby. Drawing: Werner Karrasch

“Making sail”

Today we inspected both blocks in the halyard tackle to see if the wheels and axles are worn.

The halyard is the…

Waiting in Lowestoft

We are waiting in Lowestoft – for the wind and new crew.

The wait went quickly yesterday. All hands were set to…

Extract from logbook, 19 July 2008

Lowestoft harbour

9.00 Breakfast

9.45 Skipper’s briefing:

We are staying in Lowestoft over the weekend. In the…