Tystrup SøSeptember 23, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C
We once more find ourselves in a woodland clearing with various paths leading off to a lake. Although the land isn't particularly hilly, both yesterday's and today's lakes require a descent to reach them, unlike so many of the Danish waters we've explored this summer.
With the weather turning colder we've been using the van's central heating; something which puts a major drain on the leisure batteries. Will had found an official motorhome stopover in nearby Ringsted, offering free electricity, so this morning we made a beeline for this and hooked up, attaching our portable powerpack, laptop and phones to the van's sockets before setting off to the supermarket on foot with a couple of rucksacks. By the time we'd returned and had lunch the battery level was looking a lot healthier!
We have limited space for rubbish in the van and this is part of the reason we always try to buy the supermarket items with least packaging. Lately we've been removing the unnecessary packaging as we unload our food into the van and disposing of it in the nearest bin, preferably in the supermarket car park. Today we did an experiment to see just how much packaging there was and you can see the result in the photo. The items we bought were a substantial part of our weekly supply but we are likely to need another two smaller shops in the week. The wrapping we threw away, much of it non-recyclable plastic, overspilled our little bin and we were pleased to be able to dispose of it straight away.
Next on the list of jobs was to do a little washing and fill and empty the water tanks and toilet at van services off the motorway. After this we were done with the chores and free to drive to the lovely car park at Tystrup Sø and chill out. Vicky edited photos in the van while Will headed down to the lake with his rods. Much of the shore was fringed with reeds but there was a sandy beach backed by a large patch of lush green grass with picnic tables and fire grills. It is coming towards the end of our Danish adventure now and we feel we are really going to miss all these wonderful places and facilities!Read more