Bye bye Amsterdam, see you in 12 weeks!

And I’m gone! My first stopover on the way up north is at good friends Sander and Arwen in Deventer where I parked Brutus in the backyard and camped there. Of course good food was shared and later in the evening the campfire was lit and some cold beers emptied. The perfect way to start a holiday!

Arrived in Denmark

Today was a long day on the road, I drove about 450 KM trough Germany to end up in the harbour of Puttgarden where the ferry to Rødby goes. I didn’t buy a ticket in advance and actually planned to do some wild camping in Puttgarden and take the ferry in the morning. Upon arrival it was still possible to take one of the latest ferries of the day and I decided to do so.

Waiting for the ferry to Rødby, Denmark

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Tombs, tombs and more tombs

The island of Lolland, Falster and Mons are known for its ancient tombs, aka passage graves or dolmen, from the stone and bronze age. In the Netherlands similar constructions are known in the province of Drente.

I started the day with a stroll trough one of the forests of Lolland where some tombs could be found. Also I was able to spot some deer as well as some pheasants.

Later I checked some tombs out along the way to Mons Klint which was my destination for today. Some of the tombs were restored in their original state, covered by dirt and appearing as a small hill in the fields. Others were just the large uncovered stones, showing an interesting insight in the construction.

A tomb hill, aka tumulus

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Visiting Copenhagen

This morning I took te bicycle to check out the city. First I went to the statue of the Little Mermaid or Den Lille Havfrue, which was on the way to the city centre. Of course busses full of tourists were dropped of and the little statue barely visible. Just a bit further, in a small park, a statue of man drying him self didn’t receive any attention.

I continued my ride downtown and checked out the city for the rest of the day

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Disappointment in Odense and Rømø

Today didn’t really meet my expectations, unfortunately. I started the morning at the nice beach side spot where I spend last night and went to visit Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Unfortunately the whole city centre was under construction. Not a single piece was kept untouched.

The childhood home of Hans Christian Andersen, also under construction.

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Along the Wadden Sea

After waking up I quickly left the road side parking area to find myself a better place to have breakfast. I ended up at a nice parking along the Wadden Sea, if only I knew of this spot before, as it would have been a much better place to spend the night. There were some picknick tables and a great view over the Wadden. Well, at least I enjoyed a a nice breakfast here.

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European capital of culture Aarhus

Yesterday I crossed Denmark, from the Wadden coast on the west to the city of Aarhus, this years European capital of Culture, on the east of Jutland. Upon arrival quite a lot of construction works were going on. Tram lines and stops were being constructed and a large globe was being installed, which was supposed to become an art installation, I found out later. A bit late, if you ask me, since the city is already for five months the European capital of Culture.

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