HANNA'S WALK

I love that sea view, where ships in the horizon line look as if they are about to tumble over the edge of the earth.
That’s the kind of experience you can have in Dragoer. Furthermore you can see the bridge which connect Denmark with Sweden, Oeresundsbroen.
But wait! There is an other important subject out there. A lighthouse on a caisson 6 kilometres out in the sea, Drogden Fyr.
The Navy has used it as a Coastal Lookout Station since 1937. The Germans occupied the lighthouse during World War II. They mounted an air defence grenade, and used it when British planes fired at the lighthouse. The men who work here have no desire for another job. At least not, if you ask the boss of the lighthouse.
Every Wednesday is the changeover day. Fresh men and fresh supplies sail 6 kilometres to their second home.
They have their own room, a common living room, and a large workroom, which is their lookout point.
About 100 big ships pass the lighthouse every day and the channel is only 300 meters wide.
Drogden Lighthouse is an outpost, but only in the literal sense.

A walk among the old well preserved houses in Dragoer is a great way to spend an hour or two. The cinema in Dragoer has two honorary members. One of them is Ghita Norby and the other one is: Viggo Mortensen. Known as Aragorn in “The Lord of the Rings”. He has family in Dragoer!

“Dragør was founded in the 12th century, and grew quickly as a fishing port. In 1370, the Hanseatic League was granted some trade privileges in the town. Dragør continued to grow – as the home of one of the largest fishing fleets in the country and as a base for salting and processing fish.” Wikipedia.

The Path of Gods

The Danish society for Nature Conservation stands behind the idea of The Path of Gods.
The inspiration came from a Danish author Martin A. Hansen, who wrote about a trail system about 64 kilometres long which goes from Mosede Fort to Vellerup Vig in Zealand, Denmark,
Martin A. Hansen did a thesis that ‘There has been a trade road, an army road and a path of Gods from Koege Bay to the Isefjord through wetlands, bogs, meadows, fields and forests.
Not just one for wheelbarrow or horseback riding, but a range of roads changing from century to millennium.
There are trails for the first burial mounds builders, the masters of the stone age monuments, there are the bronze age mounds, and finally the abode and grave grounds of the Iron Age and Viking age.’
# Lethrica, The Historical Associations in Lejre Municipality.
I had some very fascinating walks in an area enriched by history and great beauty. My walks continued over a year and became a beautiful journey in time and place.

‘Back in my drawers’ I found this video from some parts of the path of Gods.
Relax for four minutes and don’t expect wonders 🙂 apart from the music!

 

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Map to The Path of Gods

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