The Tollund-man in
the 5th of May Tilia was loaded on a truck and driven to
Silkeborg accompanied by a couple of guild-members. She survived her
longest trip with just a little scratch in the gunwale. During the
evening she was thoroughly sprayed with water in order to become
waterproof for the sailings. Saturday morning 25 members of the guild
arrived all dressed in iron-age-clothe. The boat was launched in the
Gudenå and placed alongside the quay beside the “Hjejlen”. On
Saturday we sailed in Tilia a couple of times. A lot of people came by
to look at the boat and ask questions about the boat and our work. The
night between Saturday and Sunday the boat stayed in the water watched
by the members in shifts. Sunday took a couple of trips in the boat
before it was set ashore again and transported back to Als. In some of
the sailings a couple of dragon-boat-paddlers from Silkeborg
participated, and they taught us some paddling-technique.
sailings we had opportunity to visit the iron-age-market in the yard
of the Museum of Silkeborg, where we amongst other things could watch
an iron-age-show of the group ‘Prindsends Hverving’ from Lejre.
that the boat had been ashore for the entire winter-period and had
been on a long transport, the boat only took in very little water
during the two days. The reason was that we had been working with the
stopping of the boat during the winter. The bottom sewing had been
covered with a mixture of 2 parts spruce-resin and 1 part ox-tallow.