Colours of Life
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
~ Herbert Hoover
Balancing on the pier towards the ultimate fishing ground.
The Øresund Bridge can be seen in the horizon line.
If you’re to choose to paint your life today… What will it be? Remember, you’re the artist, not the canvas.
~ Val Uchendu
The pilot boat comes home from a work assignment
“Amongst the most densely trafficked waters in the world, subject to low and variable draughts, significant currents and crossing ferries, the narrow Danish waters pose a real navigational challenge to even the most experienced bridge team.” *
A Sea Bath Waiting for Summer
The Pathless Woods
There are some trails in the forest, but they are not consistent with my old topographic map. My compass lies on my desk top at home but I’ll find the direction using the sun.
It was one of the first walks, I tested for my self in unknown terrain. I went west towards the wonderful sea.
The sun stood low in the horizon when I finally reached my destination, and I enjoyed the silence while I ate my last supplies.
Back again on the country road I found a bus heading towards the train station. It was deeply satisfying to find my way using a map and the slope of the sun.
Subsequently, I always bring a compass with me, but now also a phone with access to Viewranger and Komoot 😊
“There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
~ Lord Byron
Take pleasure in finding your own paths and leave only your footprints behind.
Happy walks 😍
Hiking from Marsh to Beach
Sunken ancient roads and old bridges. I think it is fascinating to imagine what challenges people had in the old days when they travelled through the landscapes.
People have been very exposed to all kinds of weather with the equipment they had back then. Passages through wetlands must have been very challenging.
Ellemosen is a wonderful marsh with a 2,800-year-old paved path, and a 5,200-year-old pile-built bridge, which today is hidden underwater.
Now new paths have been established in the marsh, but for a completely different purpose. Birds and beavers are waiting for your visit.
Far out in the marsh is a very nice and cozy hide in an old pumping station.
Inside the hide, there are lots of information about what kind of birds you can see in the marsh.
The picture on the right shows the 2,800 old paved path, and on the horizon Tibirke Church is seen as a small red dot.
On my way towards Tisvilde Beach, I make a detour in the hills of Tibirke Bakker, up to a place called Udsigten, ‘the view’.
To the right, I see Arresø with Arrenæs and to the left a glimpse of Kullen’s ‘blue mountains’ in Sweden. In the middle of it all lies Holløse Bredning, the marsh.
I continue my walk down to Skovkærsvej in the forest, Tisvilde Hegn and out to the sea.
I can highly recommend a walk in this wonderful area ❤
What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn’t it? We can’t let the sun
outshine us! We have to beam, too!
Munkholmen, a market place for Vikings
Munkholmen was an important market place in the Viking Age.
I always imagine a spectacular sight of Viking ships sweeping across the fjord while those on the shore eagerly are awaiting the latest news.
The ships are photos from previous years of the Sea Stallion from Glendalough at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, and a ship from the Maritime Experimental Centre, Lyndby, Kr. Hyllinge.
Munkholmen is 55 km from Copenhagen a run passing Roskilde where you can find the Viking Ship Museum.
Not knowing when the down will come I open every door.
The Sea and the Ferry
Overfarten mellem Hundested og Rørvig er altid fuld af forventning. Rørvig er unik dansk natur, og sandstrandene hører til blandt de bedste i Danmark.
Vejret var flot for en uge siden. Vinden var tæt på stormstyrke, men med solskin.
Det var min plan at gå ud på Hov Vig Nakke, men vejret slog om undervejs, og sorte skyer lovede masser af regn, da færgen nåede Rørvig.
Jeg besluttede mig for en kortere tur, og tog færgen tilbage.
Det var godt det samme, da det bliver tidligt mørkt 🙂
Hvor er vi henne? Hundested – Rørvig
‘I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in’
By John Muir
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