Varde Kommune

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  • Day742

    Varde town

    July 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.
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  • Day743

    Klovergaardens campsite

    July 9, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    The wind has stubbornly set in, the sky is mostly overcast and the air has cooled to around 17°C but we are sitting outside the van in Klovergaardens campsite, feeling grateful when the occasional rays of sun reach us. We are plugged in to one of the four electric points because water, wifi and power (though not toilet emptying) is included in the 100kr (£12) fee. Poppy has had a good sniff round and although she settled outside for a full 5 seconds, she has now hopped back inside and gone to sleep.

    We didn't have far to come so arrived early when there was only one other van on site and we were able to park close enough to the electric point. Chances are if we'd arrived later, one of the other 5 vans would have snapped up our spot. We put all our battery operated electricals on charge and took it easy. There is a fishing pond next door that Will was hoping to make use of, but upon discovering that it costs as much to fish as to camp, he decided against it.

    Whilst travelling through Denmark we have seen lots of stalls selling products like strawberries, potatoes and jams, with honesty boxes to receive payment. The campsite carried on this theme with a 'Put and Take' system. Inside the main building was a whitewashed room containing tourist leaflets and a metal deposit box affixed to the wall. Visitors would post their payment and take a ticket to stick in their window. We payed for our stay and some organic eggs that we took from the fridge. They had been layed by the chickens who lived behind the building!

    As well as chickens, the site was home to 3 little cats, who despite their size, swaggered around like they owned the place, sunbathing and preening themselves in the middle of the field, hopping into car boots and vans, including ours! Once Poppy noticed our feline friend, she was interested but a bit nervous, so we gently booted the cat out. Poppy could come to say hello if she wanted. The site owner also had a couple of ginger pointer dogs who loped along off lead, they were less balshy than the cats, but we did need to prevent the younger one from leaping into the van in pursuit of the tantalising aromas wafting out when Will started cooking fajitas! Unfortunately both cats and dogs had ticks, so we hope Poppy's 'Tic-Clip'works!

    We were going to stay 2 nights, but opted instead to leave after one. We didn't dislike the site, we just didn't like it enough to stay a second night. The other campers and owner didn't seem to want to make eye contact, fishing cost more than we wanted to pay for access to a pond and Poppy was nervous around the other dogs. This being said, we did enjoy our stay, especially petting the cats and buying the eggs.
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  • Day22

    Blåvand, rannik, punkrid, miiniväli

    July 18 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Kuna Teise maailmasõja ajal läks Hitleril enamus ründejõudu ida euroopale, siis läänerannikule jäi vaid kaitse. Kuigi statsionaarsete kaitsemehhanismide idee oli selleks ajahetkeks juba vananenud, oli see siiski Hitleril enda suur unistus rajada just Taani läänerannikule suur Atlandi müür. Hitleri kirjelduse järgi "purunematu betoonist müür, täis suurtükke ja lojaalseid eliit sõdureid". Tegelikkuses olid aga kilomeetriste vahedega punkrid ja liiga noored, liiga vanad või vigastatud sõdurid. Vahel hoopis vangid, kes lasti saksa sõjaväkke mineku eest vabaks. Kokku on neid punkreid umbes 300 üle terve Taani lääneranniku liivarandade.

    Skallingeni edelarannik on Taani on viimane miiniväli, mis jäi Teise maailmasõja järel, kui Saksa okupatsioonivõimud paigutasid oma kaitseliini osana Taani 1 389 289 maamiini. Umbes 10 000 neist miinidest, millest kaks kolmandikku on jalaväemiinid, jäävad poolsaare suletud alale. Miinide eemaldamist takistab liikuv liivarannik, mis võib matta miinid mitu meetrit maa alla või hoopis merre. Meri on pärast sõja lõppu rannast liikunud umbes 200 meetri kaugusel itta. Väidetavalt on rannik miinidest puhas alates 2009 aastast.

    Ranniku sõdurite poolt miinivabaks muutmisest on tehtud ka film "Land of Mine". Põhi sisuks on see kuidas noored saksa sõdurid pandi Taani seersandi poolt miine otsima ilma igasuguse varustuse ja kaitsevahenditeta. Umbes 2000 sõdurist pooled said surma või raskelt viga.

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  • Day5

    Strandwanderung mit großen Fund

    August 30 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Wir beschlossen heute an einer ruhigeren Gegend zum Strand zu fahren. Dort gingen wir Richtung Skallingen spazieren und fanden einige schöne Dinge, wie z.B. verschiedene Muscheln, Tiere, Treibholz und auch eine große Schere vom Taschenkrebs. 🦀
    Es war recht windig, aber die gewaltigen Wellen und die gleitenden Möwen in der Luft zu sehen ist jedes Mal ein Highlight. 😍Read more

  • Day6

    Schafsmarkt in Ho

    August 31 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Dieses Wochenende ist der sogenannte "Ho Schafsmarkt", dort sind viele Flohmarktstände, Karussells, Essens- & Getränkestände, aber es gibt auch tatsächlich Tiere, wie Kaninchen, Hühner, Katzen, Ziegen und Schafe. Eigentlich wollten wir 2 Lämmchen mitnehmen, aber stattdessen haben wir jede Menge Honig gekauft. 🍯Read more

  • Day8

    Fußball-Golf in Ho

    September 2 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In Ho gibt's nicht nur Golf, sondern seit kurzer Zeit auch Fußball-Golf. Eine schöne, gepflegte und abwechslungsreiche Anlage mit 18 Löchern etwas im Wald gelegen. Wir spielten insgesamt 2 Runden mit einer kurzen Regenpause. Beim letzten Loch retteten wir eine Erdkröte aus dem Loch und setzten sie in die Heide.Read more

  • Day9

    Lieblings Zoo

    September 3 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Wenn wir in Blåvand sind, ist ein Besuch im "Blåvand Zoo" ein absolutes Muss. Dieser Zoo ist nicht riesig, hat trotzdem eine Menge an Tieren zu bieten, wie z.B. Rehe, div. Affenarten, Papageien, Servale, Kamele, Rentiere, Schlangen (zu einer bestimmten Uhrzeit sogar zum Anfassen), Pferde, Kuh+Kälbchen, weiße Löwen, seit neustem auch Nasenbären, uvm.
    Dienstags und samstags ist im Zoo die Fütterung der Löwen und wir waren live dabei.
    Es ist jedes Mal ein Highlight für uns und immer wieder auch Neues zu entdecken.
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  • Day11

    Radtour Richtung Ho

    September 24 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Heute war noch einmal ein toller Tag. Zuerst schwimmen im Bad am Platz, schon ein ganz tolles Hallenbad mit vielen Extras. Danach eine Radtour nach Ho und zurück. Ein Bier und Cappuccino im Irischen Pub und ein bißchen Geschäfte schauen. Zum Abendbrot gab es den gestern gekauften Fisch. Steinbeisser mit Tomate im Speckmantel auf gebratenen Champignons und mit Käse überbacken,😎Read more

  • Day12

    Sehr durchwachsen das Wetter heute....

    September 25 in Denmark ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Heute morgen ist es Grau in Grau. Direkt zum Frühstück begann es zu regnen. Trotzdem sind wir wieder in den Ort gefahren und haben unser obligatorische Gedeck hier in Blåvand genossen. Einkauf der Mitbringsel war auch ein Thema. Etwas Wurst von Theilgard für den Grill eingekauft.

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