November 12th, 2016

  • ysilme


One of the loveliest ways I've experienced transport so far:

This is the Mjølnir, a small transport vessel from the late 19hth/early 20th century, used by the farmers of the Danish South Sea (the larger area between the south Danish islands Langeland, Funen and Ærø) to transport produce and animals to and from islands and islets. Today she's offering leisure trips around Ærø, which we did on this evening. I particularly loved that wile under sail there was no modern metal-mechanical sound to be heard, as you do on modern sailboats, just the creaking of timber and the flapping sound of canvas sails.