Let’s Celebrate the Sea

The weather has been changing a lot lately. April fulfills her reputation ūüėä

We went off to the sea, but before we left home we checked the chill factor – and put on an extra layer.

They sat there on the beach in a row, people. The sun was shining, but a strong, icy cold wind was coming from the north. I couldn’t help but thinking how the sea saw the row on the beach. As if a sea can see?
They sat wrapped in blankets. The blankets they should have been sitting on. But they stayed. Just a little bit more.
The sea was unfolding its ever-changing canvas, and they could miss something:
A lovely cloud, a sharply delineated ship on the horizon, the screaming seabirds or the patrol of the oystercatchers. The sound when a wave breaks on the reef, or a nice ripple on the seventh wave.
It‚Äôs not a goodbye, but see you later ‚̧

My small collection of beach photos illustrate the ever-changing canvas

Leave Nothing But Your Footprint ‚̧ Happy Walk

The Sun

“Have you ever seen
anything
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone — …”

The Sun by Mary Oliver

One fine November evening

√Čn af de fineste november aftener ved Inderbredning i Isefjorden

Out in a boat

A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene.

~ Augustus William Hare

Now – Bring Me That Horizon

Now – bring me that horizon – The last line from Pirates of the Caribbean

If you need to get in the ‘right mood’ you can find recipes for Pirate Rum Drinks on the Pirate Empire

Connected to the Sea

Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.
by Sylvia Earle

Kystvandring ved Kattegat

Blue Flag beaches in Denmark

This summer the Blue Flag is hoisted at 262 Danish beaches and marinas as a symbol of clean water, security, high service and nature.
Denmark is awarded with 224 Blue Flag beaches and 38 Blue Flag Ports in 2016.

Rent badevand

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Here you are able to see the beaches on a map: Blue Flag beaches in Denmark

Happy Swim

The Habour

Some years ago, I took the train every morning from Hiller√łd 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 ūüôā
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 √•r tog jeg toget hver morgen fra Hiller√łd 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, n√•r jeg skulle hjem fra arbejde, gik jeg op forbi Knud Rasmussens hus og videre langs kysten ned til Kikhavn. Herfra gik jeg ad sm√• landeveje til den n√¶rmeste togstation. Altid sen aftensmad ūüôā
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