Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VIKINGS

Viking ships in America:

VIKINGS INHABIT U.S. WEST COAST:

                               
Viking ship
PD Image of Generic Viking Long Ship
       We have written before about our dedicated Viking friends of the Long Ship Company of Maryland. As you know from our previous postings they have a tendency to wander the waters near Annapolis in an Viking long boat in full dress Viking uniform complete with horns while consuming vast quantities of "mead and ale", or beer and barbecue whatever is offered in tribute to avoid invasion. 

 Rowing, sailing, and carousing is what they excel at. I personally have had an interest in the same activities for over a half a century, but alas  like the crew of the Long Ship Company, I haven't yet found a full time career opportunity in that field. 

Recent advertisement for Viking services
The Ravager
John Charles Dollman, 1909          And don't forget our Vikings of the Longship Company for your next lawn party or concert. Unlike the SHIFTY SAILORwww.shiftysailors.net they don't sing or play instruments but can make a dandy rhythm section when pounding their oars on the gunwhales, and they can pound tankards of ale and drink in time to music.   http://www.longshipco.org/  Put these talented Vikings to work. The Longship Company Vikings, a treasured Maryland Resource.

 But hope springs eternal! The Viking movement is growing. If Viking voyager companies keep  proliferating, especially to year round open water climes Where boats stay in the water all year, there will eventually evolve a need for professional boat keepers to tend the craft between the weekend looting and pillaging. I have a friend in the Long Boat company, and our site has several members of our cyber community from the Long Boat Company, all of whom seem to know of my ultimate career ambition. I receive encouragement from them, the only people in my circle who heartily approve of such ambitions, to persevere. 

 One form of encouragement is the news that the movement is spreading.  Based on a couple of links dating all the way back to 2010, the Vikings reached the West Coast nearly four years ago! Check them out on the links below:



KEEP TH E LONG BOATS SAILING AND THE CREWS CAROUSING! HIRE SOME VIKINGS FOR YOUR NEXT WATER FRONT PARTY! In Maryland contact:http://www.longshipco.org
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