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Ålborg Kommune

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  • Day759

    We've squashed Martha Motorhome up into the shady corner made by two tall hedges because we are trying to hide from the heat. This area of Denmark provides a lot of picnic spots where people are happy for you to stay overnight. This one has an apple tree whose fruits are not yet ripe and a Mirabelle wild plum, whose fruits are deliciously in season. Will picked a punnet of them for us to munch on.

    After the first night we took a trip into Aalborg, a city on the Limfjord. Will has become adept at looking ahead and finding good places to park for city visits. Today he had programmed in an open parkland near the zoo, where there was a small amount of shade. We arrived just after 11am and were able to nab the last tree covered spot, thus keeping the van as cool as possible for Poppy. The park even had picnic benches with metal holders for your bbq! The only disadvantage was that it was up a hill - a bit of a rarity in Denmark! We enjoyed the ride down and loved the provision for bikes as we cycled in; seperate lanes, traffic lights and racks when we got to the station.

    As we wandered around Aalborg's shopping precinct, we found it had the same peaceful quiet as so many of the Danish settlements we have visited. There were enough people to breathe life into the streets, but not so many as to stifle. On one of the wide, well planned and kept city thoroughfares we found a haberdashery to keep Vicky occupied, but no music shop for the guitar strings Will was looking to buy.

    Our tummies were beginning to rumble so we began to look for a place to eat. Vicky found a café that she liked but Will didn't and Will found a pub that upon further investigation, neither of us liked. Looking on the Happy Cow app (a Trip Advisor for eateries with veggie options) we entered a sandwich shop into the map and began making our way toward it, only to stumble upon We Feat, a purely organic hipster café serving salad bowls, fresh juices and smoothies. Will enjoyed 'The Hottie' with pulled beef and chillis and Vicky had the morish Summer Bowl with falafel and watermelon, accompanied by a Green Gun juice of avocado, lemon, ginger, spinach and apple. It was scrumptious!

    Aalborg is built on the banks of the Limfjord so following lunch we meandered down to the waterfront. The area had obviously been spruced up but it was time to make our way back to Poppy, so we backtracked to the station and cycled up the hill significantly more slowly than we had come down. The heat and final steep incline beat us, but we loved the freedom of being able to ride most of the way.

    We hadn't managed to find any guitar strings for Will, but when driving through the suburbs we spotted a music shop with room to park. Job done - thank you Aalborg!

    We'd been running low on LPG for a while, so leaving the city we visited two petrol stations that the Fuelio app said sold LPG. They didn't. Checking the MyLPG.eu webpage, we discovered there were only 5 stations in Denmark that sold the gas we need for our fridge, cooking and water heating, the nearest being 200miles down south! Oops! We don't have a guage to tell us how much we have left, but after having a think, we decided to return to the picnic slot we stayed at last night then make our way slowly towards the fuel station. We could cover the distance in a day if necessary and didn't want to cut short our time in this beautiful part of the country unless it was necessary.
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  • Day758

    Hals

    July 24 in Denmark

    From one harbourside overnighter to another, we've driven a short distance from the luxury marina at Sæby to the working harbour here at Hals. It isn't an official motorhome area, but comments left on Park4Night by a resident said the town doesn't mind vans staying, enjoying the area and shopping in town.

    A shallow bay lined with reeds spreads out in front of us; Will has tried fishing but the weeds make it difficult. To our right, a black wood community centre with a pyramidal roof stands empty and a row of yellow painted huts lead along the left side of the marina. The boats here are more practical than the cruisers at Sæby, many of them focused on fishing. A huge beige ship, that we believe is a ferry, is moored to a large concrete wall beyond them.

    There was no shade so we took it easy after arriving in the afternoon, putting ice packs near Poppy's bed to cool the air. Will cooked up the three Weever fish he had gone on to catch after being stung by one yesterday. They were pretty bony but tasted good.

    The following morning dawn saw a great burning ball of vermillion bridge the horizon just after 5am. It was going to be another hot one!

    Part of the reason we chose Hals was for the Wednesday market mentioned on Park4night. There were a few food stalls under cover at the sea side of town, making us think that it was just a small affair, but beyond these we found a buzz of activity in the streets. It seemed the whole population had stepped out to sell their wares, with people coming from far and wide to trade alongside the locals. As well as the roving traders, shops extended their square footage to outside stalls, homes spilled out onto tables and gardens opened their gates for people to peruse the goods they offered. We kept approaching corners, thinkng we had reached the end, only to discover another street was buzzing with life from this weekly phenomenon. The number of independents selling their second hand goods meant it was a cross between a market and a car boot sale. There were so many different stalls it was difficult to take in all the items each displayed. We love this sort of thing, but by the end, even for us, it was verging on being too much! We came away with some smoked mackerel, locally made honey, fresh cherries and peas from a market gardener originally from Brighton and Vicky found some wool and toy stuffing in one of the yarn stores.

    We were in two minds about whether to stay a second night, but the baking temperatures drove us to move on and seek shade. Before leaving, Vicky emptied our small box of rubbish in a bin and was grumbled at by an ill tempered old man who stuck his head out of one of the huts and called over the car park 'is it full yet?'. We hardly ever get anyone showing ill feeling towards us, but it is upsetting when somebody does, even though we don't believe we did anything wrong.
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  • Day36

    Leaving Denmark Norway here we come

    July 23, 2017 in Denmark

    Just spent our first day in Aalborg down a fjord in Denmark. We went on a tour to a medieval castle and market. It doesn't sound too fascinating but it was really interesting. We had a local lady who took us through the castle. She brought the place to life. I kept thinking of my Mum looking at all the beautiful table settings with silver and China and the period furniture from all the different inhabitants over the centuries. Outside there were markets in the castle grounds where the locals were dressed in medieval costumes but were actually producing goods, food or music from the time. It was not crass as you would imagine as they all were quietly getting in with it not looking for applause or trying to flog their wares. The only downside was it started to rain and has been raining since. We are back on board though and drinking coffee reclined in rockers as the ship heads towards Norway. We are at sea tomorrow as we cruise into the North Sea and around the corner to Norway. So far the sea is calm and we haven't put on our seasick patches but Bette is on guard.This ship is really very comfortable. It is much more modern and stylish than the Silversea one we were on before. We feel very lucky to be able to travel in such comfort. Bette has even corrupted me into some afternoon naps. My back continues to plague me and Bette's right knee is terrible but doing what we can to get by. Next time I think we better bring a physio with us. We were hoping the Coles family gathering today to say goodbye to Lucy and Josh was a happy/sad one. It was great Bette spoke to Lucy the other day. Bon Voyage to you both. Travel safe and enjoy London lol Barb &BettexxxRead more

  • Day10

    Aalborg

    September 2 in Denmark

    Die Stadt Aalborg selber finden wir überhaupt nicht so schön. Wie in einer grösseren Stadt hat es auch überall Penner die rumliegen, leider manchmal genau unter den Sehenswürdigkeiten. Was uns auffällt, wir haben während unserer ganzen Zeit die wir jetzt in Dänemark sind extrem wenig Polizei gesehen, ich glaube hier gibt es sehr wenig Kriminalität, was wenig Polizeieinsätze nötig macht. Auch haben wir bis jetzt noch keine einzige Radarkontrolle gesehen, vielleicht waren alle getarnt ;-).....hoffe es bleibt auch so...Read more

  • Day9

    Strand Parken Camping Aalborg

    September 1 in Denmark

    Wir entschliessen uns mal 2 Nächte auf einem Camping zu verbringen und möchten ein bisschen chillen. Wir verbringen einen gemütlichen Abend und Sara zaubert uns feine Pouletbrüstli mit Gusgus auf den Teller. Vielen Dank Sara! Der Cobb-Grill wärmt uns noch unter dem Tisch und die kühle Nacht wird auf einmal wieder gemütlich.

  • Day10

    Spaziergang nach Aalborg

    September 2 in Denmark

    Heute strahlt die Sonne und wir spazieren mit kurzen Hosen in die Stadt. Entlang dem Ufer gibt es so manches zu sehen und auf dem Verbindungskanal tummeln sich Ruderboote, Kanuten, Wasserskifahrer, Motoryachten und sogar Standup Paddler. Gerade neben dem Camping gibt es sogar ein riesiges schönes Freiluftbad, welches sogar kostenlos ist.

  • Day20

    Aalborg, Denmark

    May 4, 2017 in Denmark

    We are entering the port of Aalborg, Denmark this morning. Our excursions were delayed because high winds prevented our mooring on time. When we got off the ship there were 50 mph gusts. The town of Aalborg was nice, but our guide was an older woman named Else who could not keep up with our group. So Glenda and I left the group and went on our own. We photographed the church of Our Lady and that of St. Botolph, Jen Bang's house and the old castle. Several chemical plants upwind gave the town an unpleasant odor. Unfortunately, most of the old buildings were demolished in the 1960's in a move toward modernization. Our ship docked right beside the University of Aalbord, which has some lovely modern Danish architecture. At 9 pm we are exiting Denmark and passing a beautiful little town called Storvord.Read more

  • Day26

    Driving day towards Hirtshals

    July 29, 2017 in Denmark

    Snapshot
    Where - Copenhagen to Aalborg to Hirtshals
    Weather - showers, 18°C
    Distance - 470km

    The trip to Aalborg ( about an hour from our ferry departure point ) was only about 4 hours drive and we had all day to do it. The journey meant crossing to a large middle island of Denmark across an 18km bridge (toll was 240 Danish Kroner or about $50AUD)

    To break the journey we visited The Funen Village which is an open air museum from Hans Christian Andersen times. It was very interesting - a bit like Australiana Village I visited as a child ( can't remember if this was the name of it). We spent a few hours here.

    We stayed at Aalborg and our Airbnb was a quirky place, fully self contained and private which had nearly everything we needed (except we couldn't get the WiFi to work). The next day we drove to Hirtshals where we had time to visit the bunker museum which part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall and consisted of installations for cannons, machine guns, radar, beach obstacles and mines. Quite interesting (probably more so for Brad than me).

    That afternoon we boarded the ferry. Holds up to 800 vehicles. Our cabin is basic but really not that much different than the interior cabin we took on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Next stop - Faroe Islands
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