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Hjørring Kommune

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  • Day11

    10.50pm and it's still light- Hirtshals

    July 12 in Denmark ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Started the day in Copenhagen with a visit to the Design Museum. Followed this with a 7 hour bus trip to Hirtshals for the sunset... and preparation for our ferry trip north tomorrow.
    Amazing sunset from our balcony although the 20 hour daylight is a bit disconcerting.... and the fact we were told we get served liquor at breakfast the old Danish way!!!Read more

  • Day4

    Norddänemark

    July 25 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Frisch geduscht ging es weiter nach Skagen. Hier besuchten wir den nördlichsten Punkt von Dänemark. An diesem Punkt treffen 2 Meere aufeinander, die Nordsee und Kattegat. Wir schlenderten den Strand entlang und genossen die Meeresbrise. Am nördlichsten Punkt war es recht überfüllt, da die faulen Menschen mit "Traktortaxis" 🚜 dorthin chauffiert wurden. 🙆🏻‍♀️
    So zog es uns bald weiter in Richtung Hirtshals. Kurz vor dem Hafen fanden wir einen schönen Strand an dem wir die Nacht verbrachten.
    🏖 🚐☀️😍
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  • Day1

    Leuchtturm in Hirtshals

    August 30 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    So. Etappenziel Nr 1 erreicht. Wir haben noch knapp 3h Zeit bis wir auf die Fähre können. Heute morgen haben wir unser Gespann bei Uwe auf der Arbeit gewogen und es waren 3700kg. Damit hätten wir noch 50kg Luft nach oben, aber nur noch 3 Fahrer. Die Fahrt hat super geklappt.

  • Day3

    A long ride to Hirtshals

    June 13 in Denmark ⋅ 🌫 15 °C

    Das Versorgungsfahrzeug bis oben hin gepackt, ging es heute weiter nach Norden. Mit Zwischenstopps erreichte ich den Fähranleger in Hirtshals nach brutto 7,5 Stunden, satte zwei Stunden vor Boarding. Nach dem Bezug der Kajüte verbrachte ich den Abend in der Lounge, um dem Sunset beizuwohnen. Der dauert im Norden ja bekanntlich was länger, sodass ich es wegen Müdigkeit heute leider nicht geschafft habe.Read more

  • Day2

    J2 fin du roulage, début des surprises

    May 27 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Suite et fin du roulage s'approche. Cinq cent kilomètres d'autoroutes allemande et danoise. Aucun intérêt touristique évidemment. En Allemagne du Nord ils font pousser des panneaux solaires dans des champs gigantesques tout le long de la route. Au Danemark ce sont plutôt des éoliennes qu'ils plantent, et qui tournent vite, car il y a du vent. En tout cas il y en avait aujourd'hui, avec quelques bonnes averses qui vont bien.
    Ah oui, le Danemark, comme la Norvège, ne fait pas partie de l'Europe. Il y a une frontière avec une douane (théorique), et une monnaie nationale la couronne.
    Bref, pas de quoi prendre de photos intéressantes.
    Arrivés à Hirtshals, la pluie s'arrête et nous trouvons un hôtel très sympathique à côté du port.
    Puis la surprise : en vérifiant les horaires de ferry sur nos billets, nous découvrons qu'ils vont de Bergen à Hirtshals (et pas l'inverse...).
    La vive contrariété que nous avons éprouvée initialement a heureusement et rapidement été corrigée grâce à Internet, en achetant à nouveau des billets, mais cette fois dans le bon sens. Finalement, ce sera toujours pour demain, mais le départ sera à 20h au lieu de 13h.
    Nous l'avons échappé belle (et vous aussi!)
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  • Day755

    Hesteparkering, Tversted Plantage

    July 21, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We are by ourselves in a spacious forest car park labelled 'Hesteparkering' (horse parking). There is a crossbar for tethering your steed and even a few bundles of hay on the ground. These Danes really do provide for outdoorsy folk!

    The tall trees sway in the wind but being here is a welcome oasis of calm after a morning that turned out to be a little stressful! After travelling for half an hour or so, we pulled into Hirtshall Transport Centre, a service station type area that provided van facilities. Once we'd located the van service point, we pulled in to the dedicated lane and were shuffling back over the waste water grill when we heard a horn and a crunch. A car had driven into the corner of our rear bumper. We jumped out and inspected the damage; a crack on their bumper and several on ours. We were confused at first but it soon became clear (to us at least) that the car shouldn't have driven over the solid white line into the motorhome lane. However, what is done is done, nobody was hurt, it was just one of those things and not worth getting too upset about. Luckily the other driver spoke perfect English. We swapped details, took photos and gaffa taped up the bumper. This done, we found a parking space and phoned Saga claims department, giving them all the details. We are awaiting a call back from their 'foreign department' on Monday to go over it again and hopefully find out where we stand. The gaffa tape will hold for a while.

    We considered staying at the Transport Centre but it wasn't the most relaxing of environments, so we decided it was best to move on and not be reminded of the accident. After a bite to eat we hopped on the motorway and made some more progress up north, before turning off onto a single track road that led into the large Tversted mixed forest plantation. It was here we found this tranquil 'horsepark' we are in right now. Each evening a couple of Icelandic Horses were ridden through and during the course of the 2nd day a total of three horse boxes pulled in and each unloaded a pair of good looking horses, who were promptly tacked up and ridden off. The final pair were ridden bareback by what looked like two young teenage sisters while their Mum walked the dog beside them. Vicky looked on with a touch of envy in her eyes.

    We had found this quiet car park on route to a larger area at the end of the track. On the last afternoon we cycled the tandem along and upon seeing the large car park, we were immediately glad we'd parked where we had. It was packed with 50 or so cars and around a dozen vans. We checked the map and cut through the buzz of people to follow the cycle track towards the beach. The forest opened up to flat land behind the dunes. A whitewashed building with thatch roof supported a small wooden windmill, so we deviated down a grassy track to have a look. Inside was area for animals, an old wooden cart, horse drawn sleigh and agricultural equipment from times gone by. There were information boards but they were all in Danish and we didn't feel we could spare the data, low as we were, to translate them.

    Checking the map again, we found the only routes leading to the beach were walking trails, so we pushed the bike, then left it chained to a tree while we continued on foot. On the way we passed a pond that had dried up to a mosaic of moss, then a firepit with a temporary sign, warning of drought and fire risk and asking people not to light fires. Cutting through the dunes we eventually reached the long wide sandy beach. There was nothing to stop the wind and it whipped the dry sand up so its fine grains flowed like a shallow river accross the harder surface underneath, whipping our ankles as it went. We paddled in the surf and watched, as the clouds skudding accross the sky created fast moving bands of shadow and light over the sand and water. The strong rays highlighted the dark blues and turquoise and shone radiantly off the substantial whitecaps rolling in. (Apologies for the wind noise on the video).

    As mesmerizing as these scenes were, the wind drove us back to the shelter of the dunes, where we continued barefoot through the forest to the bike. From here we walked round a small lake covered in lillies, many of them in full flower, it was quite a sight!

    We'd done about 7km in total, not much, but enough of an excuse to reward ourselves with icecream back at Martha Motorhome. On these fine summer days we really enjoy the fact we have a small freezer in the van!
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  • Day2

    Coucher de soleil à 22h00

    May 27 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Ce n'est pas encore le soleil de minuit, mais on s'en approche.

  • Day2

    sonniger Morgen in Dänemark

    August 25 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Nachdem wir mitten in der Nacht planmäßig in Hirtshals angekommen sind, erster Stop der Leuchtturm. Bei sternenklarem Himmel schnell noch ein paar Bilder gemacht und los ging es einen Schlafplatz suchen, da das Übernachten am Leuchtturm verboten ist und wir uns daran halten. An der Tankstelle haben wir schnell ein ruhiges Fleckchen gefunden. Nach ein paar erholsamen Stunden Schlaf lockt uns das traumhafte Wetter wieder zum Leuchtturm. Andere nehmen das Übernachtungsverbot nicht so genau 😉. Hier genießen wir die traumhafte Aussicht mit Kaffee und Tee bevor es zur Fähre geht.Read more

  • Day754

    Overnatningsplads, Kajholm Plantage

    July 20, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    It is early morning. The occasional far away car can be heard, but otherwise the soundscape is made up of the calls of swallows, chirps of woodland birds and rustle of wind in the trees (oh, and our gas fired fridge that has just clicked to life)! The field ahead of us has been harvested for hay, but the sandy wheat still stands in the one beyond that. We are nestled in a clearing on the edge of Kajholm plantage (forest) in what is signed as an 'overnatningsplads' (overnighting place). Nearby, but out of sight, is one of Denmark's free camping grounds, with a wooden hut, cooking and toilet facilities. Many are only accessible on foot or bike but this one has a small area for people to drive and leave their cars. We aren't sure whether we are technically allowed to be here without staying in the hut, but nobody has asked us to move.

    We set off yesterday from our seaside spot and headed for Løkken. According to the Lonely Planet, this town had a great kite surfing beach and a lighthouse that has been overtaken and almost engulfed by the marching sand dunes. It sounded interesting! Unfortunately, we weren't the only ones who thought so and when we arrived the place was heaving. We couldn't see the designated area we had been due to stop and the streets and car parks were jammed up with people who had got there before us. We spent a short while searching for a parking place but quickly decided we didn't want to stay. On the outskirts we found a supermarket and Will popped in for supplies before we left the hustle and bustle behind.

    Standing in contrast to Løkken, the quiet of Kajholm Plantage was doubly appreciated! The mature mixed forest even protected us from the wind that had blown constantly at the coast. Vicky needed to rest and we had accidentally used up nearly all our data downloading updates for the sat nav, so we spent the day reading books, crocheting (Vicky), playing the flute, exploring and picking wild raspberries for tea (Will). A few people came and went; a long distance walker with a huge rucksack, a man and child on bikes, dog walkers and a family of three with cool boxes and mats.

    Before leaving we took a wander down the well signed forest trail to the campground. It looked like a boy scout's dream come true! Solid cuts of wood with a rich reddish brown had been used to build a sheltered eating area, open air picnic tables, two grass rooved, raised sleeping huts, a compost toilet hut and benches alongside a fire trough, over which was suspended a height adjustable cooking grill. A drinking water standpipe stood in the corner next to another crop of wild raspberries. There was even a saw and a log splitter, although the latter was unfortunately out of action. We found it flabbergasting that all this was a free public resource! On a previous summer in Denmark we'd cooked and slept at a similar site with a much younger Poppy, but she is too old and tired for all that now and we wouldn't want to leave her in the van by herself all night while we camped out. Still, the idea is a fun one and parking in the car park provided us with a very peaceful retreat.
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  • Day17

    Captainsdinner

    July 18 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Nach einer entspannten Überfahrt (wir hatten uns reservierte Plätze gegönnt und saßen damit weit weg vom lärmenden Rest; die Fähre war komplett ausgebucht, knapp 2.000 Menschen waren an Bord!) übers Skagerak kommen wir gegen 20 Uhr in Hirtshals an und beziehen unseren (in weiser Voraussicht vorgebuchten) Stellplatz auf dem Campingplatz in Hirtshals. Wir stehen direkt an der Steilküste mit Blick aufs Wasser, hinter uns die Dünen und der Leuchtturm und wir sind von dem Wechsel der Umgebung leicht überfordert. Die Jungs spielen mit ihren neuen Kumpels (in der Warteschlange in Kristiansand kommt man auch schnell näher!) aus Hannover stundenlang Rugby und wir genießen unsere Königskrabbe aus der Fischhalle in Kristiansand stilecht mit Smørebrød, Mayonnaise und Øl. So gehört sich das Captainsdinner, skål!Read more

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