Strand Presen, near Puttgarden, FehmarnSeptember 6 in Germany
It's our last day in Germany for a while and we are spending the night on Fehmarn; an island linked to the mainland via the Fehmarn Sound Bridge. We've found a car park at Presen beach. It's handy because it is only 10km away from the Puttgarden ferry, which is booked to take us to Rødbyhavn in Denmark tomorrow morning. The square gravel parking area is bordered by grass and a mix of young trees. These provide some protection from the blustery sea breeze infusing the air with a salty tang. A short walk away is a grassy dyke and beyond it, the blue waters of the Fermer Bælt and Strand Presen; a narrow stoney beach.
It is a seasonable 22° and when we arrive Vicky and Poppy sit outside while Will swims. The sea is warmer than the lakes and freibad he's recently swum in, but the stones are sharp and he returns with cuts on his feet. There are a few other vans and a steady flow of cars in and out of the car park although it never gets to the point where it could be described as busy. Pleasant as this spot is, we are excited about crossing over to Denmark. We had a great time on the Danish peninsula of Jutland in July and August and are looking forward to exploring its islands.Read more