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Hedensted Kommune

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  • Day769

    Alrø Island Færgehavn (Ferry Port)

    August 4, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    The wind is rattling Martha's open roof vents and rocking the van, but the view is luscious. We are parked at the Alrø island ferry port. Its not a big operation, the road leading here isn't even wide enough for two cars and the wooden jetty on which the little ferry docks twice a day is only designed for feet and bicycle wheels. The boat prioritises those with bikes and takes a maximum of 12 people, at 11:30am and 4:30pm, accross Alrø Sund (sound) to the smaller island of Hjarnø, then to Snaptun on the mainland.

    We didn't travel far to get here but the journey was interesting. Alrø island sits within Horsens Fjord and is reached via an artificial causeway. Exiting the causeway we continue being able to see the sea on both sides for a little while. The land is flat and mainly given over to crops and cattle but the well spaced houses we see at the roadside are charming, some with white washed walls and thatch and others with dark wood timber frames enclosing rich ochre yellow walls, often with hollyhocks or roses adding a summertime feel.

    Coming to the end of the single track road at the southwest of the island, we parked up on the grass overlooking Alrø Sound. A group of people were waiting to board the ferry moored at the end of the jetty, which of course had a ladder giving access to the bathing area. We had considered taking the ferry ourselves and exploring Hjarnø island on bike, but upon finding that it only sailed twice a day, we realised we couldn't leave Poppy for that long. Instead we watched the world go by, with many people using the area, with its picnic tables and narrow beach, as a place to relax, eat and swim. Will fished from the end of the pier and we both went for a dip in the sea. Later on Vicky was feeling creative and expended her energies by trying out a recipe for butternut squash burgers with chilli, cinnamon and rather a lot of nutmeg. They turned out to be pretty tasty, but after 2 nights of Vicky preparing the evening meal, Will had withdrawal symptoms and felt the need to bake a loaf of bread; not that Vicky minded!

    We'd seen so many people cycling, that after lunch the following day, we set off on the tandem ourselves. Alrø's flat tarmac roads that cut through wheat and maize fields were perfect for biking, although we did occasionally need to move onto the gravel verge when passing a wide vehicle. We managed to reach the causeway and decided to cross it onto the northern shore of the fjord. There were 5 windsurfers and a couple of kitesurfers playing in the shallow bay to the windward side of the causeway. We pulled into the parking area from where they had launched and Will sat and watched them, while Vicky went back up to the causeway and foraged sloes. They shouldn't have been ripe yet but the branches were heavy with them and they were ready to be picked.

    We'd been keeping an eye out for somewhere we could have cake. Out of the three eateries on the island we decided we liked the café closest to the van best. Café Alroe was a café come gallery. From the moment we approached there were interesting objects to amuse our eyes, from a small bench attached by a giant slingshot to a catapult shaped tree, to an audi car decorated with comic sketches, to a Buckingham palace guard box complete with a tall fluffy guard's hat for you to try on. We ordered coffee, liquorice and cinnamon tea and lemon and chocolate mouses and had them brought out to us as we sat on giant wooden benches looking out accross cornfields to the sea. At 180kr (£22) it was expensive but in the context of spending two free nights on the island and being able to wander around all the weird and wonderful things in the café grounds it wad a price we were happy to pay. We finished off with a few rounds of a hoopla game, trying to throw rubber rings over decorated wooden pegs. It was harder than it looked but we persisted until one of us finally managed to score some points (yes, it was Will). Returning to the van we had a steak dinner and stayed up listening to music to celebrate Vicky proposing to Will (and Will eventually saying yes) exactly 13 years ago.

    After a late start the following morning we were sitting at the table with the door open when someone came up and informed us rather officiously that 'you aren't allowed to camp here'. We hadn't seen any prohibition signs and had only parked as oposed to camped i.e. put an awning or chairs out. Even so, it wasn't the most positive start to the day!
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  • Day21

    Glesborg - Staksrode

    May 19 in Denmark ⋅ 🌫 12 °C

    Immer noch bedeckt ist das Wetter, deswegen pünktlich um 13 Uhr 😁 gestartet.
    Wir haben heute vollgetankt und kurze Zeit später auf der Landstraße hat unser Computers 1.075 km Reichweite angezeigt.
    Ist schon irgendwie cool, wenn man so mit 80 über die Landstraße cruist und keiner, ich wiederhole keiner drängelt oder irgendwie Stress verbreitet.
    Heute ist Sonntag und irgendwie haben fast alle Geschäfte geöffnet. Hier auf dem Land in Dänemark ist das sehr verbreitet, dass die Supermärkte "alle dage" geöffnet haben.
    Heute ist uns aufgefallen, dass die Dänen viele kleine Autos fahren und gefühlt sind die Autos auch älter als bei uns.
    Heute ging die Fahrt durch erstaunlich hügelige Landschaft. Wir hatten gar nicht auf dem Schirm, dass Dänemark so "bergig" 🤣 ist. Hatten wir schon erwähnt wie geil es aussieht, wenn die Sonne auf die gelben Rapsfelder scheint. Tut sie leider im Moment nur nicht so häufig.
    Der erste Platz den wir anfuhren, war leider mittlerweile mit einem Camping Verbotsschild ausgestattet, sodass wir einen anderen Platz suchen mussten.
    Der zweite Platz lag wunderschön in einem Wald auf einem Parkplatz oberhalb einer Steilküste. Hier sind wir dann geblieben.
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  • Day49

    Daugård, Denmark

    May 7, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Mér skilst á frændfólki mínu sem ég heimsótti í Aarhus að vorið og ég höfum valið sama dag til að koma til Danmerkur. Hér var heitt og sól og notalegt að sitja úti í sólinni og njóta blíðunar.
    Ég hóf strax landkönnun og heimsótti Ejer Bavnehoj, sem mér var kennt í barnaskóla að væri hæsti landfræðilegi punktur Danmerkur (hann er það ekki). En auðvitað þurfti að hækka hann aðeins (sjá mynd).
    Verandi andstyggilegur Íslendingur var ég með hláturinn sjóðandi í mér á meðan á heimsókninni stóð.
    Ók 280 km.
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  • Day49

    Daugård, Denmark

    May 7, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Var hér í nótt, á yndislega fallegu tjaldstæði.

    Sit nú og sötra kaffi á MacD... og er búin að uppgötva að ég er með sjóriðu. Það virðist allt vera á hreyfingu í kringum mig.

    Stefni á að vera í Plön í Þýskalandi í nótt.

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