The Habour

Some years ago, I took the train every morning from Hillerød towards Hundested to work.
At Christmas, I could see a Christmas tree brightened up the harbor area from my window. It was lashed to a crane in the harbor. An evocative sight.
The harbor is the focal point of the town.  In summer, the town is filled with travelers, but I like it best in winter. Nature becomes more present due to sea storms and the changing light from the sea. Maybe I’m biased by my penchant for ships and water, but the harbor is a very exciting place.

If the weather was fine finishing work hours, I walked up past Knud Rasmussen’s house and further along the coast down to Kikhavn. From here I went along small country roads to the nearest train station. Always late supper 🙂
In the year 2013 Hundested was selected as the best port in Denmark because of the many wonderful activities.

Hundested Havn

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Hundested

 

Knud Rasmussens Hus

Knud Rasmussen planned his next polar expedition from his study with a tantalizing view over the sea.

Her sad Knud Rasmussen, og planlagde de næste ekspeditioner til polarområdet  med udsigt til Kattegat fra arbejdsværelset.

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Spodsbjerg Fyr

I nogle år tog jeg toget hver morgen fra Hillerød mod Hundested for at arbejde.

Ved juletid kunne jeg se et juletræ lyse smukt ud over havneområdet fra mit vindue. Det var surret fast på kranen nede i havnen. Et stemningsfuldt syn. Havnen er omdrejningspunktet i byen.
Om sommeren er byen fyldt med feriegæster, men om vinteren er byen bedst. Naturen bliver mere nærværende i kraft af havets storme, og det skiftende lys. Måske er jeg forudindtaget med min hang til skibe og vand, men havnen er til stadighed et spændende sted, også om vinteren.

Hvis vejret var fint, når jeg skulle hjem fra arbejde, gik jeg op forbi Knud Rasmussens hus og videre langs kysten ned til Kikhavn. Herfra gik jeg ad små landeveje til den nærmeste togstation. Altid sen aftensmad 🙂
I året 2013 blev Hundested Havn valgt som bedste havn i Danmark på grund af de mange dejlige aktiviteter.

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Nordkyststien – Fra Hundested til Gilleleje

Sejl til Hundested Havn

Hundested Fiskerihavn

 

19 Comments on “The Habour

  1. En skam at Grenå – Hundested overfarten aldrig fik sig ‘bidt’ fast – en meget bedre vej til København for os jyder… 🙂

    • Hej Drake. Som sædvanlig har du fingeren på pulsen 🙂 Det er ærgerligt, og til ‘stor sorg’ for de lokale. En færgeforbindelse giver øget trafik og skaber gode arbejdspladser. Det lader dog til at kreativiteten trives i Hundested, som den også gør på Samsø ❤ 🙂

  2. Los puertos de mar son muy especiales y sugerentes.
    Un puerto evoca viajes e historias de aventuras, vividas en lugares lejanos.
    Buena serie, Hanna. Saludos y que pases muy buen día.

    • Hola Leo. Realmente aprecio su cumplido. Ese era mi objetivo con este post: para evocar esa sensación.
      Te deseo un feliz día 🙂
      Hanna

    • Thanks Alen. No! Not to night but there might be a problem tomorrow 😀 (weather changes)
      All the best,
      Hanna

  3. In the late autumn, winter and early spring the air is crispy and bright. The light makes everything picturesque and dramatic. Hanna, all of these things are on your beautiful pictures.

  4. Hej! Great pictures Hanna. Yes the coast looks great in winter as it gets washed & refreshed regularly by storms. Visiting the coast over the next few months will help to refresh me too!

    • It’s hard not to get enough of the sea at the moment. Sparkling light and a very fresh wind as well 🙂
      Best of luck with your endeavor 🙂 🙂
      Hanna

  5. Cuando observas horizonte desde cualquier puerto de mar, a la mente y a la imaginación, fluyen pensamientos aventureros e te invitan a soñar y a desafiar a la naturaleza, como lo hizo Knud. Un fuerte abrazo Hanna!

    • Un puerto es un lugar tentador para soñar que tienes razón en eso, Jacint. El establecimiento de objetivos, planificar y ejecutar es igualmente importante y emocionante 🙂 🙂
      All the best,
      Hanna

  6. “I walked up past Knud Rasmussen’s house and further along the coast down to Kikhavn.” I am so jealous of Danish. I never get to say sentences like that. I’m gonna start.

    • You make me smile. You beat me with many lengths in terms of useful phrases. You’re a bit of a Knud Rasmussen yourself 🙂 🙂

  7. Super, super pictures, Hanna! You do have stunning landscapes in Denmark and you know how to take the best pictures of them. I love lighthouses. 🙂

    • Jane! You are spoiling me with your superlatives 🙂 🙂 I could ‘go wild’ in lighthouses. Photos of ligthhouses in fog, thunder aloft clouds, dawn (it would require that I slept there :-)) snow showers, bright sunshine, sailing ships with spinnaker in fair wind… 🙂 I love them too!!

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