Varde townJuly 8, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C
We are parked up in one of the two motorhome spots provided in Varde's free 150 place car park. The trees around us are swaying, but we are protected from the wind by mature hedges and a few substantial brick buildings that look like smart repurposed factories.
Having been told by a warden that we weren't allowed to sleep overnight at the beautiful Ho Bugt car park, Will found this nearby site on park4night, we packed up and set off. Sunday brought its quiet to this small town and although a few people wandered the wide streets, it was far from crowded. Taking a look round, we discovered a fantastic mural, completely covering the end of a building and a striking white church steeple. We passed a closed museum and arrived at the main square, where two eateries stood out; Big Ben Olde English Pub and Aunt Betty, a tea room!
Come morning the shops were open but we still found the town to be a quiet place, despite the people. Needing a stamp, Vicky had found the tourist information centre on Google Maps so started the navigation and after walking in a large circle, eventually found the building itself. Unfortunately it was unattended on Mondays so we trekked to the post office over the other side of town. We found it in Kvickly supermarket and Vicky got a real kick out of asking for a stamp in Danish and being understood! She made the most of it by proceeding to order a loaf of bread and two Danish pastries from the bakery without a word of English spoken! She is finding the written Danish on the Duolingo app quite easy to understand because it is similar to the Swedish and Norwegian she learned a little of last summer.Read more