March 25th, 2013

Beyond the Ocean's Edge

Right or Left?

Hey, I've been watching Vikings the past few Sunday evenings on the History Channel.  I think the series is extremely well made, and most scenes seem to be very authentic.  At least they have not portrayed the Vikings wearing horned helmets.  If anything is unsettling to me, it is that in scenes supposedly aboard (dragon) ship, the steering oar seems to be mounted on the left (port or larboard) side.  I wonder if they just plain got it wrong, or if the film was reversed?

Finished Ship of Magic last week.  Now reading a non fiction book about the War of 1812 by a Robert Utt.  Kind of dry, but so far digs very deep into the causes.  I think it's called Ships of Oak, Guns of Iron.