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 😍

Green-Robed Senators

Those green-robed senators of mighty woods,
Tall oaks, branch-charmed by the earnest stars,
Dream, and so dream all night without a stir…

~ John Keats, Hyperion, Book I

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.

~ Thomas Carlyle

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

~ James Allen

Hidden in the dark forest

It’s a long time since I have been in this dark part of the forest.

It really is an interesting experience to cycle through the darkness on a sunny day. This means that you have the forest to yourself – Well, almost 😉

Blues Turns To Hope

There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in

Anthem by Leonard Cohen

Everywhere, there are stories of helpfulness, unity and creativity.

There is light in the dark. There is a crack…

I’ll always remember this beautiful walk:

The wonderful light. The blue sky.
The church tower’s blue dial.
The sky in the sea. A communication in blue.
Joy bubbles. Overflows. Makes you invincible.
Hope fills the heart.

The Veil Is Thinner

A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.  The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.
~   Eric Sloane

Sun and Rain

The last few days’ weather reminds me of Norway. Lots and lots of rain and suddenly a sparkling clear blue sky.

A fantastic weather if you’re dressed for it 😊

Here is a picture of an old Hawthorn against a blue sky.

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


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

Happy Swim

Where strangers greet each other

This is a place where people greet each other when they meet. I think it is an expression of big nature. People become humble and remember where they come from. That’s the effect this forest has on me.

“We walked always in beauty, it seemed to me. We walked and looked about, or stood and looked. Sometimes, less often, we would sit down. We did not often speak. The place spoke for us and was a kind of speech. We spoke to each other in the things we saw.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow

Cycling Without Age in Denmark

Jeg havde hørt om projektet i medierne; inviter de gamle mennesker med ud i en Rickshaw. Men pludselig dukker en hel kortege op på Brede Alle i Kongens Lyngby, Ole Kassow er naturligvis i spidsen.

Ole er også ophavsmand til den fantastiske idé. Her er et udpluk fra et interview med Ole i Cyklistforbundet:

“Som studerende for år tilbage arbejdede jeg på et plejehjem, og jeg oplevede, at beboerne blev taget hånd om på en god og professionel måde, men at de i det store og hele var isoleret inden for plejehjemmets mure. Sådan er det stadigvæk langt de fleste steder.

Der er ganske enkelt ikke ressourcer til mange individuelle ture ud i byen eller parken. Resultatet er, at det altoverskyggende største problem for ældre i dag er ensomhed og følelsen af isolation fra det samfund, som de engang var en del af.
Med den baggrundsviden fik jeg sidste år den skøre idé, at man måtte kunne bruge byens mange rickshaws til at give de ældre en god tur rundt i de kvarterer, hvor de selv har levet og cyklet gennem en menneskealder. Jeg lejede derfor en rickshaw for en dag og troppede op på det lokale plejehjem og tilbød en tur til beboerne.”

Læs hele intervewet, klik her.

Brede Alle er en vej med et enestående miljø. Til den ene side ligger Frilandsmuseet og til den anden side snor Mølleåen sig igennem sivene. Langs med vejen står unikke gamle mosbegroede træer og skaber et magisk univers.