DenemarkenJune 6 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
It is our last night on Funen and this island is the last we'll visit in Denmark (on this trip at least). From our grassy car park at Weddelsborg beach there isn't a house in sight, which suits us down to the ground. A thin strip of sand is strewn with brown weed and a small wooden swimming platform jerks up and down in the rough surf. Apart from a little red camper van with a French registration plate, we are the only ones here. A brand new compost loo has been installed where the beach and grass meet and it is pristine. What's even better is that it has a seperate chute for emptying casette toilets, making us feel very welcome.
This morning we had a brief visit to Faaborg, a port town on Funen's southern shore. It provided 1 hour's free parking for vans on the harbourside so we hopped out for a quick tour. There were a mix of buildings, smooth modern walls rubbing up alongside slightly crooked timber framed cottages and brick built townhouses with feature gables. In the main square stood a statue cast in bronze that was one of the most bizarre we've ever seen outside a gallery. One nude man lay, suckling on a cow, while the she licked the head of another man curled on his back. It was thought provoking to say the least!
Upon researching it, we found the statue to be called Ymer's Well and based on the Norse creation story. The suckling man was in fact the ice giant Ymer, feeding from the giant cow Audhumla who, by licking a block of salty ice over the course of three days, creates Buri the first of the gods.
After a mooch around the Red Cross shop, where Will bought a replacement espresso cup, we searched the highstreet to see if we could find anywhere that sold takeaway smørrebrød (open sandwiches). Being unsuccessful and our 1 hour nearly up, we drove on to a woodland layby for lunch.
It wasn't much further to Weddelsborg Strand, but it did require us to drive along a 2km gravel track. The weather was windy and wet but over the course of the afternoon a local came along for a swim. Not to be outdone, Will went for a quick dip too, although now the temperatures have started to drop, it wasn't as pleasant as the wild swims we enjoyed in the height of summer.
There are some beautifully bright sunny days here in Denmark, but like England, when the grey clouds cover the sky, the lack of light can feel oppressive. Nonetheless we enjoyed our last day on Funen, snug and warm in the van, looking out over the water as cormorants and gulls perched atop the stakes used to secure fishing nets.Read more
Es stürmt und ist 15 Grad, Regen und Sonne wechseln sich ab. Als wir ankommen lässt das Wetter auf Besserung hoffen. Gefühlte Temperatur: knappe 10 Grad. Für die Biere mit den Nachbarn müssen wir es uns deshalb zu fünft bei uns gemütlich machen, Nähe bringt Wärme.
Der Morgen ist dann eine Enttäuschung und wir schlafen lang zu Regenschauern die über unseren Bus hinwegziehen aus. Heute definitiv nicht baden.Read more
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