Escape route from the viking age on the tiny danish island of Samsø.
Vikings weren’t always popular in the surrounding area
– they didn’t always know the difference between “yours or mine”.
Sometimes or often they needed to hide from persecutors.
The island had a half-closed bay on the east side, where the viking castles lay.
Therefore, they dug a canal out to the west side of the island, about 100 meters.
Then they didn’t have to go all the way around the island to their hiding place
– when they came from the robberies from the west.
It wasn’t that deep so the boats had to be pulled through
– and couldn’t easily be seen from the sea.
Nowadays it is dry, but a sculpture illustrates their reality at that time.