By now, we had been there for about 1½ hours, and I was VERY tired, as I had been on night watch. I even did not try any of the free mead samples offered, as I feared the alcohol would knock me out.
In the meantime the firth was swarming with small boats of all kinds - and the shore was bristling with people anticipating the launch - but first we had to endure the mandatory endless speeches.
|And, then, finally the ship arrived at the shore|
|Lots of people watching|
|My family in the midst of the crowd|
The ship was named 'Ladbydragen' (the Ladby Dragon OR Ladbu Drakkar), and then, finally, launched.
|And, behold! It floats!|
Funen now has a new attraction, tying us to the most famous part of Scandinavian history. My family and I shall return, when Ladbydragen is open for tours on Kerteminde Fjord, and Kertinge Nor!