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  • Day824

    Sønderhav, last day in Denmark

    September 28 in Denmark

    Sønderhav is a small town on the Danish shore of Flensborg Fjord. We are close to the border with Germany and this will be our last night in Denmark for a while. We are parked off a dead end road beside a small beach. A couple of little islands shield us from the main channel, where huge ships occasionally sail on their passage to, or away from the city of Flensborg at the head of the fjord. The islands somehow make the place feel more intimate and rural and the birdlife certainly enjoys the shelter they provide. Flocks of little brown birds flit between low clumps of reeds and gulls populate the shallow waters close to shore, perching on the cute wooden fishing boats big enough for two.

    A few other vans have chosen to spend the night here and people wander along the waterside, taking in the views on this sunny September day. We didn't drive far today so arrived before lunch. Will went out for a fish and got talking to a French person who had just spent 7 months in Norway in their little campervan.

    After eating, Vicky helped him get the canoe down. She wasn't feeling up to paddling, so sat on a wooden bench and knitted until Poppy got tired and wanted to go back to the van (it didn't take too long). Will canoed to his heart's content, up and down the bay then around the islands. The water was so calm and clear you could see a long way down. He went swimming off one of the islands then ended up the day's activities by diving off the low wooden pier close to the van. He certainly made the most of his last day in Denmark. As has become traditional for us when moving on to a new country, we enjoyed one of Will's homemade pizza's and equally delicious garlic bread for tea. Outside the van there is a different view almost every day, but inside we like to stick with routines such as this one!
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  • Day333

    Fly camping near Padborg, Denmark!

    May 25, 2017 in Denmark

    It was Day 5 of our big journey from Slovenia to Sweden and there were 1003km left to Gothenburg.

    We visited the Netto in Helmstedt because we like to contribute a little where a place provides a free stopover. We only needed a few things and were keen to start driving, but ended up taking 40 minutes. Shopping always takes longer than it did back home because visiting new shops each time means new layouts and different products. Even though we'd spent 4 months in Germany back in 2016, it still took us a while to get our heads round the language used to describe the food.

    Martha had drunk a lot of diesel on the 500km we did yesterday so we filled her up again and finally we were off! The flat landscape didn't change much, there were still lots of wind turbines and perhaps more solar farms than yesterday. We think the daily travelling has started to wear on our nerves; when stopped for a cuppa we nearly got into an argument over chocolate biscuits that Vicky hadn't put in the fridge. After Will's initial frustration he sensibly stayed quiet and the tension diffused, but we are looking forward to arriving so we can do something with the day other than driving!

    Eventually we reached Denmark! We stopped at a motorway rest area shortly afterwards and emptied our waste at the service point. There was a drinking water tap but no water came out and after being ill from drinking water in Italy, Vicky didn't want to risk filling from the hose designed to wash away the waste.

    The rest area would have been a great place to stay; it had several seperate sections bordered by trees and even a large pond. Instead we carried on a few kilometres and came off the motorway to a dead end road that Will had found on Park4Night. We wouldn't normally park on a road but we checked out a car park nearby and this displayed a sign with 22.00 - 06.00 on it, which we guessed meant no overnight parking, so we settled for the quiet road. In the end it turned out to be a great spot. As we stepped out of the door the scent of blossom hit us! We think it was the white Hawthorn flowers, but it could have been the Cow Parsley or vibrant golden Broom. The only disturbance we had was the occasional train going by and a couple of bikers who soon cleared off. The sun set down the tree lined lane casting a honeyed hue on the foliage and back lighting the flying bugs that hovered here and there. Birdsong was an almost constant backing track, even past 10pm when the sky was just as light as it would have been on an overcast lunchtime!

    We'd covered 400km today.
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  • Day404

    Damgaard Mølle

    July 13, 2017 in Denmark

    When you think campsites and shelter-boxes can't get any better.....

    ...the free camping in Denmark has given us an absolute cracker!

    After trying 2 map-marked campsites that turned out to be a tic-filled field of 50cm deep grass and a scount camp next to a motorway, lucky number three was a "Mølle" (windmill)- not a field in the vicinity but actually under it, in the mill grounds! We are the only ones here too. Bonus!

    A beautifully mown lawn with table and chairs, a clean bathroom and electricity are the luxuries of the day. We just paid 30KR for us both(€4) to go inside the windmill which the caretaker unlocked for us. (Nice deal as the single person price was 30KR.

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    The blackbird hopping about and singing on our shelterbox woke us up pretty early. I have never heard such a loud blackbird before 😄-A few cycles of snoozing the alarm got us on the way to our breakfast supermarket and onwards with EV3.

    Today's riding was pretty nice (as usual!!!)- mostly flat, some lovely tree-lined avenues forming tunnels over the track and the usual animal companions plus a camel and a black snake!

    Despite its slightly temperamental weather, Denmark is becoming a surprise forerunner as one of the favourite trip countries and I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who loves the outdoor life.

    Its much more expensive than Germany for food, but if that inflation is taxation which contribute to the awesome provision of free campsites, then I'm certainly a supporter.

    Photos-
    stocking up on free toilet paper ;)
    Roadside raspberries
    Lots of people playing croquet
    Today's tracks
    Peter horse whispering
    The windmill camp
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  • Day22

    Kilometer 6032

    June 10, 2017 in Denmark

    Die letzten Kilometer liegen vor uns... Sind kurz vor der deutschen Grenze... Haben heute den anscheinend einzigsten dafür riesigen Souvenir Shop in Schweden besucht... Alles was das Herz begehrt... Sind an Malmö und Kopenhagen vorbei über die riesige Öresundbrücke und eine weitere Brücke wo man schön Geld lassen kann. Heute vor genau 14 Tage ging unsere Tour los... Ein Auge weint und ein Auge lacht... Fest steht wir haben so viel erlebt und gesehen dass man es im Moment noch nicht wahr nimmt... Haben uns das erste mal seit langem Red Bull gekauft um uns auf die Nacht Fahrt vorzubereiten... Bis Flensburg sind es ca 40 km...Read more

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