The Byrdraka sailed as a vigil tent at Meridies Kingdom A&S/Crown List!
She always looks nice at night.
Things we learned:
- You can do a lot with extra canvas yardage, some sisal rope, and a box of T-pins. These all fit in the way-too-heavy oak Viking chest, which is a great accessory.
- Future Viking chests will be of poplar, which is much lighter than oak.
- A few pole hooks would be nice, too.
- Full side walls are too hot. Breeze is good.
- Full back wall is a good idea, though a vertical door would work better than the horizontal split we did here. We hid all sorts of unsightly things in the “utility area” behind the back wall.
- She really needs six torches. We borrowed – it’d be nice to own.
- A rug is good. Again, we borrowed.
- The paving stones we use for leveling are great for a “stoop” to keep the slip factor down.
- Portable holes are great for spears. Good idea to paint the portable hole some color that isn’t black.
- The pavilion needs to have some roof structure beyond tensile strength. The center sags, and although we can put a pole there, it’s in the way. We have ideas, and there will be progress on this before Next Voyage.
- People love that driftwood/bone-looking windchime thing. I found it at TJmaxx, and it reminded me of the History Channel’s series Vikings…I have a tendency to be Very Serious, so I’m always on the lookout for fun items. Perhaps The Byrdraka collects a piece of driftwood for every place she’s been!
- Rave lighting is not a bad idea, when the boat goes back to bar mode…