The smell of the sea and the sunlight playing in the waves. White seabirds and ancient pines distorted by harsh weather. An old murky house that immediately makes me think of smuggling raids and devious deals. The old forest with shady winding paths, the moor and the burial mounds. A Paradise.
Dansk maler; Viggo Christian Frederik Vilhelm Pedersen Udsigt over Tisvilde Birth: 1854 Death: 1926
Dansk maler; P.C. Skovgaard Udkanten af Tisvilde Hegn. Blæst Birth: 1817 Death: 1875
The small ferry sailing around Frederiksborg Castle resembles undeniably a little boat from Legoland.
However, many people are having a joyous day on the lake with a different view to the castle
Recently I heard on the radio that the little boat is a rebuilt lifeboat from one of the most famous vessels in Danish history:
The ship Jutlandia, a floating hospital, that went on three expeditions from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War.
That changed completely my perspective on the small ferry, until yesterday, when I did some research.
The shipping company tells the story on their website. The ferry has sailed the lake since 1952, and the story about the lifeboat is so popular that it has almost turned into a truth. Some myths are worth saving 🙂
You can take a wonderful walk around the lake and through the Baroque garden or you can continue towards Gribskov and wilderness.
Click the link to see my beautiful walk towards the mountain in the forest: