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  • Day778

    Ebeltoft and Stubbe Sø

    August 13 in Denmark

    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 in Denmark

    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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  • Day38

    Ruins, a Mill and farewell dinner

    September 18, 2017 in Denmark

    We're with Thor again today. We drive to a castle ruin which is a national park now and has a long cobbled causeway out to it. Thor and I walk it. Mum and dad stay at carpark and sit in the sun. Another lovely sunny day.
    We then go the short distance to Visoft where they have a holiday shack and are restoring an old Mill. It is heritage listed so has to be done to guidelines. We stayed here 5 years ago and felt the wooden bits could collapse anytime.
    Have lunch and afternoon tea there then another tourist drive where there are viking burial mounds
    Home for tea and Andreas catches up with us. He came back to Australia with Thor 2/12 years ago and stayed with us.
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  • Day12

    Sletterhage Fyr

    September 4 in Denmark

    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

  • Day11

    Fregatten Jylland 1

    September 3 in Denmark

    Im Hafen von Ebeltoft liegt die Fregatte Jylland, das grösste Holzschiff der Welt. Mit rund 150 Jahren ist es zudem das älteste Schiff des Landes und kann heute besichtigt werden. Als es noch in Dienst war, lebten über 400 Seeleute auf der Fregatte, die in einem Gefecht während des Deutsch-Dänischen Krieges vor der Insel Helgoland gegen Deutschland eingesetzt wurde. Sie überlebte 18 Volltreffer im Gefecht und hatte Könige, Prinzen und Prinzessen als Passagiere. Das Schiff wurde mit viel Aufwand und Spendengeldern restauriert und wir intakt gehalten.
    Wir lösen die gut 20.- Franken Eintritt und helfen mit unserem Beitrag für das Überleben dieses Schiffes. Wir besichtigen das Schiff und machen viele Fotos und finden, dass sich der Eintritt unbedingt lohnt, so etwas muss man mal gesehen haben.
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  • Day11

    Ebeltoft

    September 3 in Denmark

    Ein wunderschönes Städtchen, dass sich für eine Erkundung noch lohnt. Zuerst plagt uns aber der Hunger und wir finden ein gemütliches Cafe und eine leckere Speisekarte. Clubsandwiches und Salatteller mit geräuchertem Lachs an Erdbeerbalsamico mit frischgebackenen Brötli steht auf der Bestellung. Wir werden verwöhnt und zum Abschluss gibt es vis a vis....ihr werdet kaum glauben.....ein feines Gelati ;-)Read more

  • Day11

    Blushoj Camping

    September 3 in Denmark

    Zum Abschluss des Tages fahren wir auf einen Camping und dürfen unsere VW-Büssli auf ein Plateau stellen, wo wir eine Traumaussicht auf das Meer geniessen.
    So ist Campen cool und wir werden von unseren Frauen mit einem feinen Abendessen verwöhnt (Chili con Carne). Langsam geht es an den unteren Teil von Dänemark, die vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten gehen uns langsam aus und es geht langsam Richtung Deutschland.Read more

  • Day12

    Kalo Slotsruin

    September 4 in Denmark

    Eine alte mittelalterliche Ruine von der es einiges zu erzählen gibt, aber lassen wir das.... ;-), sind halt alte Mauern.
    Spektakulär war die Robbe die draussen war.... leider war meine Objektivverlängerung im Auto, so musste halt das 150mm ausreichen. Mit ein bisschen Zoom sieht man aber die Robbe die es sich wirklich sehr gemütlich macht. Richi wagt es mit der Drohne die Ruinen zu umrunden und wir staunen, wie schön die Ruine von oben ausschaut.Read more

  • Day1

    The beginning

    July 6, 2015 in Denmark

    This will be fun!. Adventure beginning 2015.

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