05.06.2011 - 05.06.2011 25 °C
I guess this was bound to happen
We wanted to get out of the city for the day so we fired up Google. It turned up with a town on the other side of the island called Frederikssun and the Fjord Path. We took the train across the island. Unfortunately on Sunday in Denmark almost everything is closed including tourist information. We walked in the direction of the water, pausing once to watch the Canucks/Boston highlights on someone’s TV. The Fjord Path is 170 km long and goes in a circle through a bunch of towns. It’s not well known on the internet, but that doesn’t mean that people didn’t know about it. It seems it was well suited for a Sunday afternoon stroll.
shane and a big crab claw
Once we found the harbour we made a few right turns and ended up in a swampy smelly mess complete with a lot of jelly fish. Did you know there were jellyfish in the Baltic Sea? I did not. We took a few left turns to correct ourselves and suddenly found the path. It went along some “beautiful beaches” as someone put it to us. Beautiful? Depends on your definition, I was just in Greece so seaweed and slime don’t really do it for me. But the Danes seemed to be loving it! The rocky path turned into meadow with tall grasses blowing and white flowers perfuming every way.
The town of Frederikssun is full of beautiful houses and wonderful views. It’s the exact place I think of when I dream of Scandinavia. Tidy yards and inviting porches with chatty grandchildren playing outside. The traffic is scarce and then sun is comfortable. And the little town is quite and quaint.
We stopped for lunch in this meadow enjoying a black pepper baguette and some Danish butter along with an apple and some toasted pecans. It was time to bring back the picnic. The meadow lead to some woods which turned into an industrial road. We questioned each other a little about whether this was right before deciding to continue. Eventually we happened upon a sign indicating we were in fact right and heading straight towards some fields filled with (really cute) baby sheep and grazing cows. This was where we turned around. The intense heat from the sun was taking it’s toll and we were getting tired.
he likes to braid me grass jewlery, I don't know why
When we got back into town we found a corner store open. We left with two beers and an ice cream bar. It was like a beer float in my stomach! We ran onto the departing train and spent the next hour in a very sweaty train car. Why can’t transit systems remember that is gets extremely hot inside train cars during the summer??? A few more windows would be nice at the very least!
look at that playoff beard! It sure is getting mangey
Dinner was a costly affair. I am really not liking this feeling of constantly being gouged at every turn. 5 euros for tap water!?!? We ate 15 euro-per-plate noodles and left. Next we turned to one of the 5.5 million 7/11s in this city, for beer which it delivered. We enjoyed it in the golden evening sunlight, watching the ceaseless stream of young, too-hip Danes biking towards home(or another party). Full of beer and noodles, we retired to repack our bags for the 20 billionth time, and get some sleep.