Klovergaardens campsiteJuly 9, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C
The wind has stubbornly set in, the sky is mostly overcast and the air has cooled to around 17°C but we are sitting outside the van in Klovergaardens campsite, feeling grateful when the occasional rays of sun reach us. We are plugged in to one of the four electric points because water, wifi and power (though not toilet emptying) is included in the 100kr (£12) fee. Poppy has had a good sniff round and although she settled outside for a full 5 seconds, she has now hopped back inside and gone to sleep.
We didn't have far to come so arrived early when there was only one other van on site and we were able to park close enough to the electric point. Chances are if we'd arrived later, one of the other 5 vans would have snapped up our spot. We put all our battery operated electricals on charge and took it easy. There is a fishing pond next door that Will was hoping to make use of, but upon discovering that it costs as much to fish as to camp, he decided against it.
Whilst travelling through Denmark we have seen lots of stalls selling products like strawberries, potatoes and jams, with honesty boxes to receive payment. The campsite carried on this theme with a 'Put and Take' system. Inside the main building was a whitewashed room containing tourist leaflets and a metal deposit box affixed to the wall. Visitors would post their payment and take a ticket to stick in their window. We payed for our stay and some organic eggs that we took from the fridge. They had been layed by the chickens who lived behind the building!
As well as chickens, the site was home to 3 little cats, who despite their size, swaggered around like they owned the place, sunbathing and preening themselves in the middle of the field, hopping into car boots and vans, including ours! Once Poppy noticed our feline friend, she was interested but a bit nervous, so we gently booted the cat out. Poppy could come to say hello if she wanted. The site owner also had a couple of ginger pointer dogs who loped along off lead, they were less balshy than the cats, but we did need to prevent the younger one from leaping into the van in pursuit of the tantalising aromas wafting out when Will started cooking fajitas! Unfortunately both cats and dogs had ticks, so we hope Poppy's 'Tic-Clip'works!
We were going to stay 2 nights, but opted instead to leave after one. We didn't dislike the site, we just didn't like it enough to stay a second night. The other campers and owner didn't seem to want to make eye contact, fishing cost more than we wanted to pay for access to a pond and Poppy was nervous around the other dogs. This being said, we did enjoy our stay, especially petting the cats and buying the eggs.Read more