lavalhallalujah .com

Illustrating the 'discovery' of The Norse in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario – since 18.02.13

About Lavalhallalujah.com

Donald Wiedman has been exploring the countryside of St. Francois, in eastern Laval, Quebec since the 1970s. He continues to explore today around Toronto, Canada – mapping and describing 20+ Greater Golden Horseshoe recreational cycling routes via his popular website BikesandTransit.com.

In his travels he has visited the Roskilde Viking Museum outside Copenhagen. Cycled the west coast of Denmark, Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, and the west coast of Newfoundland to L’Anse aux Meadows. He has also explored the Ottawa River, cycling up the Quebec side, and down the Ontario side.

A CYCLIST’S PERSPECTIVE OF VINLAND

Cycling, the city or the countryside, offers a person a ‘real’ physical interaction with the geography of the surrounding natural and built landscapes, versus the ‘shut off’ experience of those who only travel at high speeds by car, truck, bus or train. Cycling, and mapping, waterfronts and riversides also allows a cyclist to see and feel the changes in the shoreline, much like the Norse would have seen it, and mapped it, from their ships and row boats just a dozen metres offshore.

CREDENTIALS

Donald is a published in-print and online writer, an award-winning Toronto cycling promoter and advocate, and a career strategic communications consultant and manager for not-for-profit organizations.

College – D.E.C., Social Sciences, CEGEP Vanier, St. Laurent, Quebec.

University – BA, Communications, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

Contact: donald .gobybike.wiedman @gmail .com

Lavalhallalujah © Wiedman Communications, 2013

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “About Lavalhallalujah.com

  1. Thank you, it warme´s my hart to see you righting of my forfaters.
    I whent to Islendingabok.is the other day.( It cepes the reckords of Icelandic ansestory.) And counted that is 30 gernarasions from me to the fyrst Icelandic seteler Ingólf Arnason. Sorry abut the spelling.

  2. Thanks for your excellent research in the geography of the VIKING travels to America.
    I try to make a similar work in the propable Minoan-Mycenaeam travels to the Great Lakes for obtaining copper. The Vikings simply followed these old mariners. If you would like, I want to cooperate and combine these travels.

  3. Perhaps the reason for the deaths of the men was that they were considered outlaws. In Iceland according to the law, if found, outlaws could be put to death.

  4. Hello, This/these are very interesting. Do you have any opinions about other possible pre-Columbian contacts with the western hemisphere by other older cultures? How about numerous possible Viking, pre-Columbian related artifacts, sites: e.g. “Kensington Runestone”, etc? Do you think the Vikings got further south than Canada in the new world? Have you communicated with or are you getting any credited archeological, scientific, historian contact, discussions, interest, agreement or disagreement? Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: