Walking from a castle to a mountain on an icy day.

“The days are short,
The sun a spark,Athene and me
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.”
From the poem; January by John Updike

‘The summer was lovely and a light breeze made the walk enjoyable for my friend and I. She has a high metabolism like me, like a hobbit, and we didn’t get far before we had our first meal on a bench in the garden of Frederiksborg Castle.’

Today the temperature is slightly difference to put it mildly. There is frost in the air and severe wind but the sun is shining.
I have layer upon layer until there are no more space under my jacket. Nevertheless, I take a short break on a bench beside Athene.

My walk is about 15 km long and I don’t have much time before darkness set in.
I bought water in a shop but I cannot open the bottle. My fingers are already stubbornly frozen. I pack the bottle into the rucksack and continue the walk past the spectacular little castle, Badstuen and Louise’s Island.
The small buildings on the Island in Ødammen was built by Frederick 7. as a miniature version of a Norwegian manor.
I went out through the village Gadevang, and soon I was on the way up towards the mountain, Fruebjerg, inside the forest. The sun was setting and the sight towards the coast was magnificent. I love this view. I hurried down the mountain and trough the forest to the train station.
I had to wait 10 minutes. I can not remember the last time I’ve been so cool. Well, maybe when I skated as a child 🙂

Curious to learn more? Frederiksborg Castle

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‘Sommeren var dejlig, og en let brise gjorde vandreturen behagelig for min veninde og mig. Vi har et højt stofskifte, ligesom en hobbit, og vi nåede ikke langt, før vi indtog vores første måltid på en bænk i parken ved Frederiksborg Slot.’

I dag er temperaturen anderledes for nu at sige det mildt. Der er frost i luften og hård vind, men solen skinner. Jeg er iført lag på lag indtil der ikke er mere plads under min jakke.
Alligevel tager jeg en kort pause på en bænk ved siden af Athene.

Min tur er cirka 15 km lang, og jeg har ikke meget tid, før mørket indfinder sig.
Jeg har købt vand i en kiosk, men jeg kan ikke åbne flasken. Mine fingre er allerede stivfrosne. Jeg pakker flasken ned i rygsækken, og fortsætter turen forbi det spektakulære lille slot, Badstuen og Louises Ø.
De små bygninger på øen i Ødammen blev bygget af Frederik den 7. som en miniature udgave af en norsk herregård.
Jeg går ud gennem landsbyen Gadevang, og snart er jeg på vej op mod Fruebjerg, inde i skoven. Solen er ved at gå ned, og synet mod kysten er storslået. Det er højdepunktet på turen bogstavelig talt, og i overført betydning. Min vandretur fortsætter i hast mod togstationen, Kagerup.

Her må jeg måtte vente i 10 minutter. Jeg kan ikke huske hvornår jeg har været så nedkølet. Jo, måske dengang, da jeg løb på skøjter som barn 🙂

Frederiksborg Slot

20 Comments on “Walking from a castle to a mountain on an icy day.

  1. Das sind wunderschöne Bilder liebe Hanna. Wir hatten ein paar Tage Schnee und eisige Temperaturen, da sind mir beim Fotografieren die Finger fast eingefroren 😦

    LG Mathilda ❤

    • Thank you dear Mathilda ❤
      I know what you mean. The weather is a stunner comes to photographing, but it fits poorly with the temperature 🙂
      Love,
      Hanna

  2. I hope you are feeling warm again, Hanna. Poor old Athena is still out there without a hat on.
    Love the pictures.

    • Lovely to hear from you, Alen. I’m glad I’m not Athene in the middle of a snowstorm especially without a hat!
      The walk was great but extremely cold.
      All the best,
      Hanna

    • Hi Isabel. I’m glad you like the post, thank you. I chose link to the informations about Frederiksborg Castle I find the site very informative.
      All the best,
      Hanna

    • Querida Barbara. Fue un placer estar allí incluso si era extremadamente frío.
      Un fuerte abrazo que te lanzan con Air France 🙂
      Hanna

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