Denmark
Køge Kommune

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day335

    It was Day 6 of our Swallow's flight from Slovenia to Sweden and there were 627km left to Gothenburg.

    It was also exactly 11 months since we left home. What a long way we've come, what a lot of sights we've seen. We feel the first few months away were far larger milestones. Even though we'd spent a lot of time in the van before moving in to it, we didn't know back then whether we could make living full time in it work for us. At 11 months we feel comfortable, confident anf very happy in our choice of lifestyle. We continue to feel incredibly privileged to have been able to make that choice.

    Today we soon reached the motorway. There were fewer renewable energy farms and the vegetation seemed markedly faded compared to that of lush Slovenia, despite it being a clear day. We crossed what seemed like a huge suspension bridge from the Danish mainland of Jutland, to the large island of Funen. We then came to the Storebælt (Great Belt) bridge. It rose to 65m above sea level and was 18km long, only touching down on land once on the small island of Sprogø in the channel between Funen and Denmark's largest island, Zealand.

    We knew it was a toll bridge but got a shock at the end when the price displayed was 745 Danish Kroner (about £95)! The toll booth assistant saw our shocked faces and asked what weight the van was. We needed to show the log book to prove it was under 3.5 tonnes but got the price down to 'only' 365DKK (about £45).

    We stopped at a motorway rest area and were able to fill with water this time. Our home for the night was the car park of a coastal Nature reserve north of Køge and south of Copenhagen. We enjoyed a wander through the wetlands and low dunes to the sandy beach. It was a hot weekend and there were lots of families and couples by the water. Vicky had planned a paddle but stopped short when she reached the water because of the stench of rotting weed. Will persevered and found clearer (and colder) water further out. He gave the underwater camera its first sub aqua experience and you can see the result in the photos!

    We'd driven 300km today.
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  • Day451

    Koge, Denmark!

    September 20, 2017 in Denmark

    We had entered Sweden via the Øresund bridge so we decided to leave via the ferry. We had a vague hope that it might be cheaper but at 1010 SEK (£100) the 20 minute crossing from Helsingborg to Helsingør, on the Danish island of Zealand, was even more expensive than the bridge toll. None the less, it was fun to do it a different way and the boat had been waiting for us to drive straight on to after we'd handed over our credit card. It was a larger ferry than we'd been used to in Scandinavia, with two car decks, a café bar and shop. We did our usual trick of heading straight towards what they optimistically called the 'sun' deck. There was no sun but we got a good view of the flags lining the harbour wall as we left and the wind was exhilarating as we sailed further into the channel. A horn sounded to mark the point at which we crossed the Swedish / Danish border, signalling the end of our time in the country. We were sad to leave and felt trepidation about returning to a comparatively busy central Europe but determined to try and make the most of whatever lay ahead.

    The number of cars on the roads increased noticeably once we were over the channel and people seemed more rushed. We had decided to overnight at Koge nature reserve; a spot we'd stayed at previously. On the way we passed several wind turbines. Sweden had relied on hydro electric but it appears that wind is the dominant form of renewable power generation here. The coastal nature reserve was in no way busy for Denmark, but we still noticed the dog walkers, joggers, volunteers and evening strollers that hadn't been present in the many isolated spots we'd found in Sweden. At one point we spent several minutes sitting in the van trying to figure out what the strange humming noise was, before realising it came from the cars driving by on the main road, several hundred meters away.

    There was however, more warmth in the air, large numbers of birds congregated and some juicy ripe plums that we foraged. Things we wouldn't necessarily have found up North.
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  • Day11

    Im Zug nach Fredericia

    June 14, 2016 in Denmark

    Den ersten Zug haben wir schon mal erwischt. Soweit, so gut.
    Drei mal umsteigen müssen wir noch.
    Nach Flensburg hat das Umsteigen auch geklappt.
    Toi, toi, toi...
    In Flensburg kamen wir mit 9 Minuten Verspätung an.
    Der Zug nach Neumünster hat glücklicherweise gewartet und nun selbst 6 Minuten Verspätung.
    Es bleibt spannend...
    Der Schaffner hat die Verspätung weiter gemeldet und Anschluß nach Hamburg sichergestellt. Klasse, vielen Dank!
    Wir sitzen im Zug Richtung Hauptbahnhof, wo wir voraussichtlich rechtzeitig ankommen werden, damit Frank den letzten Metronom nach Buchholz noch erwischt.
    Alles ist gut :-)
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Køge Kommune, Koge Kommune

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