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Re: The extent of Ermanarik's realm

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  • faltin2001
    ... from ... from ... you ... Tore, I am not a sailor. I just know that you can t see Gotland from the Vistula mounth, but cloud formations maybe a different
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 21, 2002
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      --- In gothic-l@y..., Tore Gannholm <tore.gannholm@s...> wrote:
      > >tula is Gotland.
      > >
      > >
      > >Tore,
      > >
      > >I have been to Danzig several times, but Gotland cannot be seen
      from
      > >there at all, not even in the best of weather. The distance must be
      > >around 300 km, meaning that it is far behind the curvature of the
      > >earth to be seen at such a distance.
      > >
      > >
      > >> The cloud formations over Gotland were are wellknow landmark
      from
      > >the
      > >> Danziger Bucht.
      > >
      > >
      > >Clouds... maybe, but I don't think that Jordanes meant clouds, but
      > >that he was just misinformed about the geographic locations in that
      > >area.
      > >
      > >Dirk
      > > > --
      > >
      >
      >
      > Dirk,
      > This is a common knowledge among sailors fishermen etc. that when
      you
      > are outside the Vistula river they say "we can now see Gotland and
      > steer there".
      >
      > The same knowledge they had during the Migration period.
      >
      > If you are a sailor you should know that.
      >
      > Tore
      > --


      Tore,


      I am not a sailor. I just know that you can't see Gotland from the
      Vistula mounth, but cloud formations maybe a different matter.

      Dirk
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