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Syddjurs Kommune

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  • Day778

    Ebeltoft and Stubbe Sø

    August 13, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Tonight's overnight spot near Stubbe Sø is quiet and calm. We are alone in the small car park, looking out onto a meadow of nettles, surrounded by cherries, oaks, berry laden elder and a border of brambles. Light rain has been falling on and off all day so the temperature is comfortably cool.

    This afternoon was taken up with a trip to Ebeltoft, one of the prettiest towns in Denmark. We parked up on the outskirts at a Kvickly supermarket that had a sign giving permission for 3 vans to stay overnight. From here it was a short walk to the old town and the cobbled mainstreet of Adelgade. It reminded us very much of Ribe, the historic town we visited earlier on our tour of Denmark. The characterful thoroughfare was lined with an enchanting mix of frontages that could have come straight out of a fairytale. Many of the one and two story buildings were timber framed, rendered and painted white, rich yellow, red or blue. Like at Ribe they lent at odd angles and bent round with the line of the street. Wooden doors had carved detail and where also painted; green being a favoured colour.

    Today will have been many Danish childrens' first day back at school and this combined with the rain meant that at points, we found ourselves alone in a deserted street. Many shops away from the core were closed but we enjoyed a bit of window shopping. The harbour too was quiet, the water still and clear. A large tall ship floated in dock, its masts and sheets reaching up towards the overcast grey sky.

    Back in the town centre we wandered through the main conmercial area, past cultured clothing boutiques, classy homeware shops, glass and ceramic galleries. There were a couple of sports shops and Vicky managed to find a swimming costume to replace her old one that had fallen apart. It was more money than we'd normally pay but we haven't been spending much on fuel or accommodation and reckoned that buying items on a highstreet was a good way of contributing to the country's economy. With this in mind we settled ourselves into Jack's Burger with a veggie and a classic burger meal. These came with drinks and interestingly enough, there was a range of beverages on offer that were produced in Ribe; the town that this one reminded us of so much!

    As a last treat to ourselves we visited the ParadIS icecream parlour, that sold a mouthwatering array of dairy and vegan icecreams. We each had two scoops which lasted us all the way back to the van, where Poppy took great pleasure in waiting for and finishing off the end of Vicky's cone.

    Grateful for the parking place, we paid our dues by shopping at Kvickly supermarket then continued on to our quiet overnight spot near Stubbe Lake. It was great for Poppy to be able to roam freely without the worry of passing traffic or disapproving locals. Will took the tandem past the free camping area to the lake and climbed the bird observation tower. Stubbe Sø is within Mols Bjerge National Park, so the area was oriented around wildlife habitats and there was no access to the water for swimming or fishing. On the path leading back to the van Will noticed a whole load of damsons and plums. Many of the latter had split while still on the tree; starved of moisture then deluged with downpours, it was a natural reaction. With only a salad to make for tea, he went out and picked several kilos, spending the evening stoning the fruit and putting it into our big pressure cooker with some sugar to make jam.

    Just as dusk was beginning to fall, Vicky noticed two long pointy ears poke into view through the driver's window. Two large, round, golden eyes peeked in at her for a second as if to say 'what are you doing here?' The hare crouched down within Will's line of sight and Vicky hit the record button on her camera phone, just in time to see the creature stick its head up at the front of the van, then hop round us and off into the undergrowth. What a treat!

    Before leaving the following morning, we both took a walk to the bird tower. On the way we heard a cacophonous honking and looking behind us, saw hundreds of geese flying in a V formation high over Martha Motorhome. When we got to the lake they had all settled themselves down on the water at a respectable distance from the swans that partolled the near shore. At this point we were able to tell they were a mixture of Canadian and Greylag Geese.

    Enjoying the sounds of the wind rustling the reeds, along with the high pitched 'pip, pip' of a Coot, we scanned the scene with binoculars and the camera's telephoto lens. Cormorants occupied a fallen trunk laying in the water and their presence extended upwards into the living tree above, where they roosted almost all the way to the top branches. Will spotted a bird of prey that turned out to be a Marsh Harrier. Although it was far away it was a real joy watch it hovering and swooping, especially when its mate appeared too!
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  • Day776

    Aarhus Bugt, Dejret

    August 11, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Martha Motorhome is snuggled in a gap in a thick shrub rose hedge, which protects us from the howling wind. We are on a small peninsula on the north east side of Aarhus Bay, over the water from the big city we visited the other day. Through our windscreen we can see a narrow beach covered in large rounded grey pebbles and strings of dark brown seaweed. The water is only a stone's throw away (even for Vicky).

    We had a longer journey than planned today because the first overnight stop we'd planned was in the city of Randers. It was a nice enough spot in a grassy car park with good access on foot or bike to the city centre. However, we've been spoiled in Denmark and neither of us fancied sleeping with the constant traffic noise and busy people going by, so after lunch we headed for this more isolated rural spot. When we arrived, thunder had just begun to rumble. Vicky stayed in the front with her nose glued to the passenger window, while Will brewed us a cuppa and dished up some cake. There were some tremendous lightening forks, some reaching in a long path diagonally across the sky and others seeming to stop midway down. It was great to sit in such comfort and watch the forces of nature at work!

    After the storm had passed, Will got his fishing rod out and set it up on the beach. There were several purple starfish strewn along the shore, after the tide had receaded, sorry we didn't get a photo. Apart from fishing we spent the day chilling and indulging in our indoors hobbies, Vicky caught up with some knitting, crochet and video and photo editing while Will played his guitar and practiced his Greek on the duolingo app.
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  • Day6

    The Mill

    June 29 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Thor drives us to Visloft where the family own and are restoring a mill.
    On the way we stop to visit a castle ruin and have an ice-cream.
    Karen and Ib and 2 grandsons, Hugo and Albert, are already at the mill.
    We relax, check out the building going on and Thor and the boys cook a second BBQ tea. They did very well.
    Then around 10 pm, as the sun was setting, we drove back to Aarhus.
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  • Day14

    Skandinavisk Dyrepark

    September 11 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Heute Besuchten wir den Skandinavischer Wildpark. Ist nach meinem wissen mit dem Öffentlichen Verkehr nicht erreichbar. Diesen Park hat mich Positiv Überrascht den so große Gehege habe ich wohl noch nie gesehen. Die Tiere haben sehr viel Platz. Der Park ist daher sehr weitläufig. Es ist auch interessant die Tiere zu Beobachten. Die Zeit vergeht im Fluge. Diesen Park kann ich nur Empfehlen. Wenn Ihr in der Region seit und einen Tierpark Besuchen wollt dann ist das der richtige.Read more

  • Day10

    Ebeltoft

    July 3 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We revisited Ebeltoft for lunch. We saw the ship museum, walked the old town and had lunch at the same place we had Thor and Steve's 18/50th birthday 7 years ago. It was lovely

  • Day12

    Sletterhage Fyr

    September 4, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Heute besichtigen wir unseren letzten Leuchtturm in Dänemark und legen noch den TB in den Geocache ab. Richi macht noch ein paar Drohnenbilder und wir sind begeistert, die Luftaufnahmen sind einfach wieder sensationell. Leider kann ich die Videos hier nicht aufladen da diese zu gross sind.
    An der Küste bei Sletterhage ist das Wasser 40 bis 50 Meter tief und man kann hier oft die neugiereigen Robben beobachten oder vielleicht die kleinen Wale, die Tümmler mit ihrem leicht gewölbten Rückenflossen.Read more

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