Silkeborg Kommune

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  • Day772

    De Små Fisk Park, Brassø

    August 7, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    We've found a spot for the night at the busy De Små Fisk park in the heart of Denmark's Lake District. Vehicles come and go from the large gravel car park, bordered by a pine woodland. Between us and Brassø (Bras Lake) is an area of grassland with picnic benches and some metal open canoes (free for anyone to use). Families share food, play games and cool off in the lake. Adjacent to this is a toilet block with outdoor sink and standpipe, providing drinking water for those staying at the free campground, either in tents or in one of the raised wooden sleeping huts.

    When we arrived, Will soon made use of the fenced off bathing area. There were signs warning of blue-green algae, advising you not to swim if you couldn't see your feet when standing knee deep in the water. The algae was present in the lake but not at this high concentration. All the same, Vicky didn't want to risk it and instead spent the afternoon in the van making 'no cook' vegan ferrero rocher bites, that Will had to admit were tasty. People continued arriving even after 10pm but there was no problem with noise.

    We had considered taking a ferry from De Små Fisk to Himmelbjerget (Sky Mountain); one of Denmark's highest spots at a cloud topping 147m above sea level! Ok, so its no Ben Nevis, but we were keen to climb it. Unfortunately the itinerary of the ferry meant that when we got there it would almost be time to come back for Poppy so we gave it a miss, even though one of the ferries, Hjejlen, was the world's oldest operating paddle steamboat.

    The following day was forecast to be a sweltering 30°C. By now we have become adept at keeping the van as cool as possible by parking in shady spots, opening windows and vents, closing blinds, putting out ice packs and warming water on the hob instead of using the less efficient hot water tank, but we were still worried Poppy would overheat.

    When we'd done all we could to prevent the van from getting too hot and doused our grumpy dog in cold water, we popped our canoe on its wheels and trundled it down to the lakeside, where there was a specific canoe launching spot. The moorings at the small wooden pier were already taken with 4 of the metal canoes, but it was easy enough to get our Little Green in from the bank. Brassø was also busy with groups of kayakers and canoes not to mention the Great Crested Grebes diving in search of fish.
    We paddled accross the small lake and up a channel that the sight seeing ferry disappeared into. A while back we'd done a canoeing holiday on the Norfolk Broads and the area reminded us of this, although the Danish Lake Distrct is made up of more lakes and fewer channels than is the case with the Broads.

    The passage we paddled through was lined with pleasure craft, tied securely to a variety of jetties that protruded from long, well kept gardens and sought after holiday homes. Several small boats were out and about, but there was a speed limit of '8 knob' (knots) so they weren't going too fast.

    Emerging into the Borre Sø lake, we paddled around Borre Ø, one of the many tree covered islands that lay waiting to be explored. At this point it began to rain but even though it was quite heavy, the temperature was so warm that it was a pleasant sensation.

    Despite it being busy, we enjoyed our stay at De Små Fisk and are increasingly falling in love with Denmark for providing areas like this, with camping facilities and access to swimming, canoeing and walking.
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  • Day401

    Tuut tuut

    July 10, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Heute ging es viele Kilometer auf alten Eisenbahnstrecken voran, das lief wie geschmiert!

    Sarah hat die Nacht in der Spiderbox gut überstaden. Auch die Mücken gaben Ruhe, als es etwas kühler wurde. Die Nächte sind nun wieder deutlich dunkler als in Schweden.

    Bevor wir auf dem ersten Teilstück den Frühstückssupermarkt erreichten gab es eine Hand voll Himbeeren vom Straßenrad, lecker! Gesegnet sei die Kundentoilette, sie gibt den Bedürftigen auch neues Klopapier ;-)

    Dann ging es ab auf der alten Strecke Hangstholm-København! Dann folgte wieder ein Stück EV3 und eine Pause, damit meine Biscuit-Maus auf ihre Kosten kommt :-) Am Straßenrand lang plötzlich eine verpackte Gurke, eine nette Bereicherung für das Abendessen.

    Das letzte Stückchen Eisenbahnstrecke führte schließlich zu unserem heutigen Zeltplatz. Es ist wieder ein ganz einfacher Platz mit Trockenklo, Schlafbox und Handwasserpumpe. Von denen gibt es in Dänemark sehr viele. Sie werden i.d.R. von den Kommunen in Ordnung gehalten und sind kostenlos und nur für Wanderer und Radfahrer zugänglich.
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  • Day54


    October 9, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So this morning we are in Silkeborg at Jonas and Johanna's. Nice relaxing morning and a walk around the lake and a bit of the town.

    Jonas is in navigation training while we are here, and today his flight goes over Silkeborg. So we had to be at a certain spot at a certain time to watch them fly over. It is only a little plane and they were flying really low, was very exciting actually, they wagged their wings at us when they saw us waving.

    We went off to find some lunch and have a look at the church they're getting married in. At the end of the square and beautiful of course.

    Jonas come home about two and we took a trip out to Aqua which is an very small zoo Johanna works at some times. Good deal because she got us all in for nothing just in time to watch the otters being feed. They are so cute and so greedy!

    Then off to visit Himmelbjerget, Sky mountain. There are not many mountains in Denmark and this one is a big hill really but beautiful views out across the river and we'd taken a picnic so we enjoyed the views with our cake.

    Johanna is making us a special soup tonight from potato, pesto, bacon, tomato and some vegetable which none of us could really figure out what it was in English. Jerusalem Artichokes, the root of the sunflower surprisingly enough. Delicious with a few wines and scrapbook memories of South America. Great night!
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  • Day43

    Nordmanntannen kommen aus Dänemark

    June 20, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Die Überschrift sagt es bereits: Wer sich schon mal gewundert hat woher Nordmanntannen eigentlich kommen, sie kommen aus Dänemark. Zwischen Korn- und Rapsfeldern sehen wir nun täglich auch mehrere Tannenplantagen. Der Menge entsprechend bezieht wohl die halbe Welt ihre Tannen von hier (zumindest wenn man den Teil weglässt der sich nicht für Weihnachtsbäume interessiert).Read more

  • Day1

    Silkeborg IF - Bröndby IF

    July 24, 2016 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Spiel Nummer 2 am heutigen Tag! Meines Erachtens ein sehr geiler Ground. Der Eingang des Stadions erfolgt über einen Container, die Treppe zum Block ist auf einem Wall, schick!
    Das Spiel war deutlich besser, genau wie der Support. Bröndby hatte einige Auswärtsfans mit und machte gut Alarm. Dass Bröndby am Ende mit 2:0 gewann, tat der Stimmung nut gut. Knackenheiß war es in der Bude, da die Plätze kaum belüftet waren und die Sonne ganz schön aufs Dach knallte! Aber was gibts geileres als Fussball bei geilem Wetter?
    Also auf auf zu Spiel Nummer 3, Ziel: Randers!
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