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Frederikshavn Kommune

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  • Day32

    Odense

    August 7 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Odense is the third largest city in Denmark on the island of Funen and has a population around 190,000 people. Odense has a close association with Hans Christian Anderson as he was born in the city in 1805 and spent his childhood years there. There was a street market with colourful flowers and some tempting produce available to purchase. On our way to Odense we drove over the Great Belt Fixed Link Bridge which was constructed in 1988 to 1994.Read more

  • Day757

    Grenen, Skagen

    July 23, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Today we visited Grenen, the famous finger of land at the northernmost tip of Denmark, where the Baltic meets the North Sea.

    We'd been here several years back and knew how busy it could get, so put it off until Monday in the hope there would be fewer people. For all we know there was, but traffic increased noticeably the closer we got to the nearby town of Skagen. We'd entertained the possibility of stopping here to have a mooch around; with its boutiques and eateries it seemed like an enjoyable place to while away a few hours, but its busy streets put us off and we continued along through the dune landscape towards Grenen. We'd been following Denmark's North Sea coast up until this point, but now the road took us alongside the Baltic Sea on our right. As we approached Skagen Grey Lighthouse (now a centre for birdwatching) cars began to line the verges and more and more people were using the pavement and cycle track. Reaching the end of the road, a high vis official directed us round the roundabout to the motorhome parking, but being cheapskates we saw the ticket signs and doubled back to where we had just come, choosing instead to park in a small grassy picnic area a kilometre or so away and make use of the excellent cycle track.

    After grabbing a bite to eat, applying sunscreen and packing water, we set the van up to remain as cool as possible and made our way towards the hub. Parking the tandem in the extensive (and nearly full) bike racks, we climbed over the dunes and read a small information board about friendly seals, before skirting round an old and grafittid WWII bunker to the beach. Off came the sandals! Vicky waded out into the water and hopped up onto a partly submerged bunker to take a few photos of the beach goers making their pilgrimage to the point. We trekked along with them, sticking to the surf line and allowing the Baltic to surge up over our toes and around our calves as we went. Being nosy, we paused to see what someone was pointing at in the shallows, soon realising that the two dark shapes moving quickly under the water were seals! Vicky had her camera to hand and began filming as one of them swam towards the onlookers and deliberately beached itself just a metre away from the growing crowd! Luckily people were sensible, but it wasn't long before the seal became nervous and turned tail, undulating itself back into the waves. Vicky had been standing in the water to film and got an extra special treat when it swam towards her and poked its head out to say hello!
    You can watch the video on the VnW Travels YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/zDoOwXIv6ZI

    On a high from this close encounter, we reached the point in record time and wove through the large group clustered where the sand ended and the two seas began. Less than 4 months ago we passed by the Gibraltar Straights, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. Here it is a lot more tangible because the point is so thin. We waded out into the turbulent seas, the Kattegat (an arm of the Baltic) to our right and the Skagerrak (an arm of The North Sea) to our left. Waves crashed together from either side and the current was strong; signs had warned that it could be life threatening and prohibited swimming. We took an obligatory selfie standing knee high in the convergence, then walked round to the North Sea side where, at a suitable distance, Will took a super quick dip. Even here the current was strong!

    Making our way past the Sandormen; a bus pulled by a tractor to ferry tourists to the point, we retuned to the Baltic coast, where Will again took a very quick dip. The sands seemed even busier as we waded back to the bike and as we cycled towards Martha Motorhome, we feared she may have been blocked in by the nose to tail cars that had at least tripled in number. Luckily we had nothing to fear as despite space being tight, people had parked considerately.

    The van was a lot cooler than the air outdoors but we still made sure we got underway quickly to provide a cold stream of air for Poppy. Until this point we have been driving north in the hope of reaching cooler climes, but having reached this point, we can drive no further north!
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  • Day757

    Sæby harbour

    July 23, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Out of our front window Arctic Terns are shrieking as their lithe bodies turn into torpedos, dive bombing the water and often emerging with a wriggling flash of silver between their beaks. They are joined in the air by Herring and Black-backed Gulls and bizarrely, a hoard of ladybirds! The bugs crawl across our van, prompting us to pull the flyscreens over the open windows and door to keep them out. Vicky is wary, one of them has already bitten her arm!

    We are parked up in Sæby harbour and have paid 150kr (€18) for the privilege, our most expensive overnight tarif for a long time! The waterfront development extends over a large area, with a sea wall along which fishers are lined up with their rods. Traditional red wooden huts run adjacent to the vans and act as storage or workshops for the repair of boat and fishing equipment. The moorings are full with a diverse range of boats, from casual day trippers to vintage fishing vessels, elegant sailing yachts and 'flaunt it to the world' pleasure cruisers; huge beasts of boats with luxury seating areas and shiny railings. Different flags fly from the vessels as their engines guide them gently in and out of the marina. Many are Danish, but we also spot a fair few Norwegian, Swedish and German. The vans parked alongside us are also from these countries as well as a couple of Dutch and an Italian one.

    We were lucky to get a place looking out over the water when we arrived straight from Skagen in the mid afternoon. There is no shade, so Will went out and joined the fishers while Vicky filled up with water from one of the harbour's long hosepipes, got the van as well ventilated as possible and stayed with Poppy, looking over our photos and videos. After a while, Will came to the door with a 'very pretty' little fish, asking if she knew what it was. Neither of us did at that point but he later returned, having caught a second. 'Do you think it could be a Weever fish?' he asked. This one, it appeared, had got its own back and stabbed him with its venemous dorsal spines. Vicky got on the internet and positively identified it as a Weever, reading through the long list of possible symptoms (significant pain, itching, swelling, heat, redness, numbness, tingling, nausea, vomiting, joint aches, headaches, abdominal cramps, lightheadedness, increased urination, and tremors). Finally she got to the bit that recommended heat be applied, so made Will sit down with his finger in a cup of very hot water for 10 minutes; a cure that worked well enough for him to go back and start fishing again. Weevers will bury themselves in the sand in shallow water and lie in wait for their prey. Injuries often occur when they are trodden on by unsuspecting paddlers enjoying a splash around.

    Towards the evening Vicky spotted a lifeboat speeding out of the harbour mouth and we both saw it return sometime later with a white haired man and a boy of around 8 with their kayaks. They were both wrapped in blankets but able to walk to the waiting ambulance.

    After tea we headed into town for a drink. We knew from Park4Night that we needed to pay our overnight fee at a ticket machine that was hidden away some distance from the van. The place wasn't well signed and we had to wend our way through a large crowd of elderly people, to beside a stage where an ageing live band was performing. The harbour was heaving with its temporary residents, many of them a nutty shade of brown, perusing the high priced clothes shops or sitting outside the many eateries with cool glasses of beer or white wine.

    The area is really an additional village for the summer visitors, but we wanted to get away from the main tourist trawl, so headed into town where the streets were quiet. We passed the Lanternen pub whose music blasting out made Vicky a little nervous, so we carried on. However the Italian eateries on the square lacked character so we returned to Lanternen and Vicky at least, was pleased to find it had quietened down. We ordered two 'Royal' beers, choosing the 'mellem' sized one out of the little, medium and large glasses. According to our guide book Danes often accompany beer with an akvavit chaser. We therefore did as the Danes do and asked for a Danish brand, being given a couple of glasses of the fennel flavoured Linie spirit (of Norwegian origin).

    Strolling back to the van, happy with our experience, we caught the sun setting over the masts of boats moored at our harbour; a beautiful sight.

    The following morning we visited the Lady from the Sea; a sculpture in the harbour area inspired by Henrik Ibsen's play of the same name, written after a stay here. Will had to brag that he ahad recently read the book! Making our way into the pretty town we passed hollyhocks and roses growing against earthy yellow, timber framed houses. More than a few doorsteps or back yards displayed second hand or craft items for sale and at several points the pavements were lined with canvas paintings propped up against walls. As with many Danish towns, Sæby was clean and attractively presented, its highstreet had good quality products on sale in jewellery shops, cookery and homeware stores and clothes boutiques. Its stand out feature was definitely its focus on the creative sector. Paintings, ceramics and glassware were first and foremost, but handmade jewellery, wood craft and yarn based works featured too. We even stumbled accross an atmospheric former barn that had been repurposed as a space for independents to display and sell their work.

    The stalls and shop windows were enjoyable to peruse, but the heat of the day tired us quickly so we rounded our visit off with a trip to a café for icecream. We failed to find anwhere that sold sundays which Vicky had taken a fancy to, but we got a triple stacked cone each from a friendly place with shaded outdoor tables. One of the flavours we chose was liquorice- something that neither if us had tried before but seems to be a big thing up here. Is it anywhere else we wonder? It was delicious so we certainly hope so!
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  • Day20

    Stavern & Skagen

    August 21, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    If Norway is the end of the world, Skagen must be the beginning! After yeasterdays hike and a nice and calm ferry ride, we are at nothern tip of Denmark now. Crazy, that the waves from two seas meet each other here!

  • Day75

    Frederikshavn

    July 23 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    In Frederikshavn suchten wir einen Wohnmobilstellplatz auf direkt am Hafen. Von hier fahren wir morgen früh nach Göteborg 🇸🇪. Zuerst planten wir nach Norwegen zu fahren, aber die Fähre kostet das Doppelte. Die Marina ist sehr schön und es gibt einen tollen Spielplatz. Abends kam noch jemand vorbei der uns empfahl nach Norddänemark auszuwandern. Entspanntes Arbeiten und Leben war seine Devise.Read more

  • Day23

    Grenen, põhja tipp, kahe mere kohtumine

    July 19 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Grenen on Taani kõige põhjapoolseim tipp, kus läheb merre pikk liiva riba mille ühel pool on Põhjameri ja teisel pool Läänemeri. Lainetest on selgelt näha piir kus kaks merd kohtuvad ja mõned lained kõvasti vett üles pritsivad. Viimase 100 aasta jooksul on liivariba muutunud 1km pikemaks, sest äärmiselt tugevad hoovused kannavad juurde ohtralt liiva ja kive. Hoovuste tõttu on siin ujumine keelatud. Nagu Taanis ikka, oli ka siin palju punkreid, millest osad juba otsaga meres on ja uppuvad.Read more

  • Day20

    Kjeøya

    July 23 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute ist unser letzter Abend in Norwegen, den wir natürlich extra schön auf der kleinen Insel Kjeøya verbringen wollen. Wir packen Kinder, Fernglas, Gaskocher, Pfanne, sämtliche Zutaten für Wraps und Getränke in ein Ruderboot und legen ab. Selma und Adele haben schon bei einer Kanutour die beste Anlegestelle ausfindig gemacht und aufgeregt lotsen sie uns dorthin. Es gelingt uns, sämtliche kostbare Fracht sicher an Land zu bringen und dann brutzeln wir in der Sonne auf den Klippen ein köstliches Abendessen, während die Mädchen auf der Insel herum kraxeln. Ähnlich wie vor 2 Jahren im Yosemite, haben uns Wraps noch nie besser geschmeckt! Wir genießen die Stimmung im skandinavischen Abendlicht, klettern mit den Mädchen auf der Insel umher und beschließen, dass wir auf jeden Fall wieder nach Norwegen reisen wollen. Wir bleiben so lang es geht auf Kjeøya, doch irgendwann rudern wir doch zurück, am Adlerhorst vorbei.Read more

  • Day21

    Skagen

    July 24 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Letzte Station Dänemark! Die Landschaft erscheint uns noch viel flacher im Gegensatz zu den norwegischen Wäldern und Fjorden, als sonst schon. Aber schön ist es auch hier, nur anders, wie Selma bemerkt. Als wir um 20Uhr von der Fähre rollen, fahren wir bis zum nördlichsten Punkt vom dänischen Festland an den Strand zum Sonnenuntergang gucken. Die Mädchen rennen um die Wette, sammeln kiloweise Steine und sind albern. Wir bleiben am Wasser, bis es dunkel wird, denn das tut es jetzt zum ersten Mal wieder! Weil es hier möglich ist, über Nacht stehen zu bleiben, passt uns das heute ausgezeichnet. Vorm Schlafengehen liefern wir uns noch einen Kampf gegen die Mücken und dann hören wir beim Einschlafen dem Meer zu.Read more

  • Day16

    Hirtshals - Skagen West

    May 14 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Obwohl der Waldparkplatz direkt neben einer kleinen Straße lag und wir mehrmals Bedenken hatten jetzt kommt jemand.... war die Nacht ruhig und ohne Zwischenfälle.
    An diesem Morgen haben wir uns etwas beeilt, da wir ja noch in Europas größtes Oceanarium wollten. Im Oceanarium gab es eine Robbenfütterung und eine Fütterung der Mondfische mit Taucher. Beides nicht spektakulär und ob dazu was spannendes erzählt wurde, konnten wir leider nicht feststellen, da alles komplett in dänisch war.
    Die gesamte Ausstellung hatte relativ wenig Highlights und ist sehr stark auf Kinder ausgelegt. Die größten Tiere waren die Robben und zwei Mondfische. Delphine gab es keine und den Wal gab es nur als Skelett oder auf Film am Strand liegend, wie der Wal zerlegt wurde.
    Über die Bewertung des Oceanariums sind wir uns uneins, aber Begeisterung sieht anders aus.
    Trotzdem haben wir dort über vier gemütliche Stunden verbracht.
    Später sind wir dann noch zu einem Parkplatz, direkt hinter den Dünen mit Meerblick (man konnte das Meer sehen), gefahren und haben wieder einen Sonnenuntergang genossen.
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