Sønderhav, last day in DenmarkSeptember 28, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C
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!Read more