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Sep 15, 2019 - Smells like fish to me

Back in Denmark after a thankfully smooth return crossing from Norway we make our way to Denmark’s most northerly point, Skagen. This is the home of the Skagen watch, it has hosted 43 cruise boats so far this year, and there is a strong fishy smell in the air. We fancied the fish buffet but at DK 500 per head ( over AU$ 100) we retreated to the fish shop where DK180 bought us enough salmon, plaice and Norwegian crayfish for nearly two meals so the fish buffet was at our place. All we had to do was cook it. Our place is a cute little attic...

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Discovering Denmark

Aug 2, 2018 - Where two Seas meet

Yesterday we had a needed at home day. Darlene puttered around the yard, raking leaves and watering, while I worked on the journal and my bills. We did laundry and read. It was a very warm day and before we knew it, it was time for dinner. In the evening we went for a walk to the church. What beautiful graveyards of different sizes, all neatly kept and creatively designed. A huge tree with a bench underneath sits at one side. The church was locked so we were not able to peek inside. Today we packed a lunch and headed to the north end of...

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Iceland and Denmark

Jul 29, 2018 - Horsens

After last night's torrential rain storm, we woke up to blue skies and a refreshing cool breeze. After tending to the greenhouse and all the plants in the house, we ventured to Horsens Flea Market which happens once a year on the last weekend of July. We were hoping for more local artisan works, but it was your typical flea market. However, we did manage to pick up a few gems from local artisans. We sampled the Danish hotdog, which we were later told was a French hotdog. It was a skinny bun with a hollowed out inside in which you insert...

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Iceland and Denmark

Jun 11, 2018 - On the High Seas

June 10, Sunday Today we cruised. The water is not the same blue as the Caribbean or Mediterranean. It’s dark blue and there is lots of ship traffic. Everything from commercial fishing boats to to cargo ships. We counted over 20 vessels we could see just on the side we were looking out. When they release the kitchen food waste birds come from out of no where and dive bomb the waves for food. No one is a stranger on a cruise and we have met people from all over the world. Some are better at trivia than others. No matter who is on our team...

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Jun 11, 2018 - A Castle, Buried Church, and Danish

June 11 Monday We are on the #7 bus to to see the Voergaad Castle. As we walk off the ship a ferocious wind hits us with a drop in temperature that made us happy to have coats and socks on. It was an hour drive and our guide talked non- stop about Denmark and how lousy they were at war. Always losing in any attempt they made to take anyone else’s land. The Castle was a long walk over buried cobble stones. You had to be diligent in watching where you were walking. It had a moat but not the traditional turrets. Built in the 1500s it had...

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Aug 4, 2016 - Aalborg, Denmark - June 30, 2016

We docked at Aalborg, Denmark around 12:30. Our back on board time was 8:30 which gave everyone plenty of time for the shore excursions. We selected the 2 ½ hour walking tour which had 5 different start times which kept the group sizes down to a manageable size. Once again, our tour guide was excellent. One of the last stops on the tour was the Utzon Center. We did not go inside. “This was the last building to be designed by Jørn Utzon, the architect behind the Sydney Opera House. In collaboration with his son Kim who provided the final...

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Cruise of the Baltic

Jun 1, 2016 - Arrive Aarlborg

Wednesday June 1 Åalborg, Denmark The city is Denmark's fourth largest and its location is nearly 12 miles from the open sea located at the narrowest point of a fjord called Limfjord. The Viking Sea spent over an hour sailing slowly up the fjord. Unlike our imagination of what a fjord looks like, Limfjord was more like a broad river with flat farmland on either on either side for its entire length, rather like the St. Lawrence River between Quebec City and Montreal. Limfjord was, however, definitely salt water for when we gazed down from...

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Jul 5, 2014 - More Sand Dunes, Botanical Gardens and and interesting sea port

Our first stop of the day was the Råbjerg Mile a migrating coastal dune. It is the largest moving dune in Northern Europe covering an area of around 1 km² (0.4 mi²) and a height of 40 m (130 ft) above sea level. The wind moves the dunes between 15 to 18 metres a year. The dunes leave a low, moist layer of sand behind it trailing back towards the Skagerrak where the Mile was formed more than 300 years ago. While the majority of dunes around the mile were stabilised by planting, the Råbjerg Mile was left to allow future generations to...

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Jul 4, 2014 - Rubjerg Knude

Today we headed south along the coast from Tornby Sands. Our first stop was on the cliffs just outside the old fishing village of Lønstrup. Here we found the remains of the Mârup Church. The church was built in 1250 and was 1km from the coast. The church was used until 1926 .For the last 300 years along this part of the coast there has been on average cliff erosion of 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) per year. Hence the church has been slowly moving towards the sea. Upon fears of the church eventual falling into the sea the church was dismantled leaving...

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Jul 2, 2014 - Top of Denmark and Skagen

Hot and sunny we headed out to the most northern tip of Denmark at Grenen. At this point the North Sea meets the Baltic Sea or the Kattegat and Skagerrak as the Danish would put it. We arrived at the car park and already there was quite a few cars parked so it looked as if it was going to be busy. You can tell we were now into full holiday season. From the car park we walked to the point. (If you are lazy can take the tractor pulled bus). The walk was across a long curving sweep of sand. The actual point is just a few metres wide so was...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Hirtshals - First day in North Jutland

After travelling yesterday we decided to explore the local area close to the campground. Firstly we walked down to the beach about 1km from the campground. As we found further south driving on the beach was permitted. Fortunately we were early enough so there were very few cars around so we all enjoyed our walk along the beach. Daisy is a real beach baby! After lunch we headed to the Bunker Museum in Hirtshals. During World War II the Germans occupation forces built 7,500 bunkers in Denmark. These bunkers were the largest construction...

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Jun 30, 2014 - Heading to North Jutland

Today we headed north once again to explore the Northern tip of Denmark. We had a good journey and arrived at the campground at Tornby Sands just south of Hirtshals. The very friendly owners had a good spot for us so it was an easy in and quick set up. We will stop here a week.

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