Viking Voyage

Viking Voyage

Mary MacKay, a veteran of The Guardian's lifestyles department, is sharing her Viking Voyage with TC Media readers as she follows the path of early Norse explorers hunting for Vinland.

MacKay is joining Prince Edward Island mariner Geoff Ralling on his sailing quest to retrace the seaward steps the Vikings took 1,000 years ago when they sailed from Greenland and discovered the New World.

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Video: Geoff Ralling sails from port to port in northern Newfoundland

Video: L'Anse Aux Meadows

Video: Viking Voyage sails home to P.E.I.

Video: Final Viking Voyage

Guardian features reporter Mary MacKay leaves this weekend to report on sailor Geoff Ralling’s Viking voyage. She will be reporting on the sailing adventure beginning next week. 

VIKING VOYAGE: Looking around the next corner

July 25, 2014 - 17 h 12

There comes a time during a sailing adventure when the sauntering sway of the sea becomes the norm and land takes on a tilt-a-whirl feel.

The sway is practically nil on this cool, calm seafaring...

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VIKING VOYAGE: Looking around the next corner

VIKING VOYAGE: Clayton Colbourne is on his home turf

July 23, 2014 - 9 h 04

The Vikings first set foot at L’Anse aux Meadows 1,000 years ago and stayed only for a few years, but one modern day man has walked that walk for pretty much all of his life and now lives to tell...

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VIKING VOYAGE: Clayton Colbourne is on his home turf

The importance of being Vinland

July 22, 2014 - 10 h 28

Guest Opinion: What’s all this “to-do” about Vinland, you may be asking. Why should we Islanders concern ourselves about this? Don’t we have enough on our minds already with the 1864-Birthplace-of-Confederation...

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The importance of being Vinland

Readers invited along for Viking voyage

July 20, 2014 - 6 h 21

This weekend, Guardian reporter Mary MacKay will be making her way to L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland to join Charlottetown mariner Geoff Ralling on his sailing quest to retrace the seaward...

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Readers invited along for Viking voyage

Viking cruise leaves Souris after waiting out Arthur

July 07, 2014 - 17 h 20

Charlottetown mariner Geoff Ralling and crewmember Scott Stewart set sail to the Isle de la Madeleine Monday morning after hunkering down in Souris to wait out tropical storm Arthur.

They are...

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Viking cruise leaves Souris after waiting out Arthur

Guardian taking readers on Viking adventure

July 03, 2014 - 20 h 26

Charlottetown mariner Geoff Ralling left Wednesday on a round-trip journey from P.E.I. to the L’anse Aux Meadows archeological site in northern Newfoundland.

He plans to...

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Guardian taking readers on Viking adventure

A voyage to Vinland from P.E.I.

June 19, 2014 - 15 h 02

This summer, Charlottetown mariner Geoff Ralling will set sail upon a new version of a more than 1,000-year-old voyage to Vinland.

This seasoned sailor plans to retrace the Maritime seafaring...

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A voyage to Vinland from P.E.I.