Early Summer 793AD
Diary Account 2
Today I am here at the settlement of rural Strandebarn, the night before I venture to Lindisfarne.
Using all our power and strength, we skilfully built the Serpent longship with a construction time of 8-9 months. As there were no craftsmen to construct our vessel, building this Serpent longship unfortunately it took nine long months, nine long months that felt like a WHOLE YEAR! The problem with Strandebarm is that it had no farms around to provide sheep’s wool to make the huge white sail.
I was furious! Despite the big sail taking a long time to construct, it will however help make my vessel travel faster.
I decided to get a very experienced navigator as he would guide me to Lindisfarne. I also decided to get a carpenter as he would construct a very high quality ship he would also know how to treat the wood.
Thinking very hard, I had chosen to take route one as it looked quicker then route two.
It feels like I have taken a big step in my life as I have never been on journey like this before on the other hand I am very excited because I feel like I’ll win.