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I'll keep posting them if you keep reading them :)
No doubt our forebears were intrepid adventurers, they certainly knew the thrill of discovering new territory's. Must have been a little easier in the warm waters of the med etc....Not sure what made em' tramp North into the cold waters of the Atlanic and German ocean, maybe they heard stories from earlier travelers about uninhabited lands to the West. What fascinates me is that it looks like they settled Northern and Western UK territory first, rather than the warmer more settles South. Then again, I've heard that Orkney is closer to Norway than London, so maybe I've answered my own question there.
There was a TV programme with Neil Oliver when they set out to test the sea worthiness of a Bronze Age boat from Orkney to the mainland...turns out it was pretty good, much like the later Viking ships, it flexed with the waters movement, rather than having a rigid keel like modern boats.
It's here (if you can watch it) along with two other shwos about Orkney.
Direct link...[...]al-secrets-of-orkney-episode-2

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Posted by Monganaut
15th April 2019ce

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