Island fun

Trip Start Nov 01, 2006
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Trip End Oct 15, 2008


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Monday, May 12, 2008

12/5-13/5
Mon is a little island at the bottom of Zealand, it sounded nice, so we went. It turns out it is a very nice little island and you could certainly spend more than the one night here. The main attraction here seemed to be the very 'undanish' large chalk cliffs.
We parked Clive at the light house and went for a walk.

The water here was very blue in places, but the beaches seemed to be very rocky, and there was a fair bit of seaweed about. The cliffs were quiet stunning, mainly for the size of them, the first little place we went and looked at them from, didn't really do them justice. Our walk took us around the top of the cliffs up and down little hills, and through wooded areas. We reached a place in the middle of one of the wooded areas where there was a sign saying 474 stairs, we thought, no worries, we can do that, all in training for the Inca trail.

The walk down was ok, and it was lovely at the bottom, the cliffs were really white here, and where bits of the cliffs had fallen into the water, it had turned the sea a white and very light colour blue. The 'sand' as it looked also seemed too white to be real, and this was because it was small bits of the chalk which had fallen off. We spent a bit of time here, but then a really cold strong wind started to pick up so we headed off. Turns out 474 stairs are quiet a lot, they weren't your normal sized stairs, but quite large. Needless to say I was stuffed by the time we got to the top, all in training..........

That night we stayed at my favourite free camp site so far. It was a little park/BBQ area in the middle of the woods, and no one else was around, just us and the trees. The only problem was the wind had continued and the temperature had dropped by about 15 degrees, so no more shorts and singlet tops!

Before leaving the island we wanted to check out a few prehistoric Stone Age burial mounds. They weren't all that exciting really, but you could crawl inside them and see how the large boulders had been put together. It would have taken a lot of time and effort back then to make it, but really it was just a big mound with some boulders in the middle.

Our next stop was to be Hillerod, to see Frederiksborg slot a large castle set over three islands. It was really big, and grand, and well worth the look inside. The best rooms were the chapel and the grand hall. Both were lavish in there designs, the ceilings extravagant, and everything painted to perfection. We spent a few hrs walking around looking at the paintings and furnishings.

We had to stay in Hillerod the night before seeing the castle, as it closed at 5 and we arrived at 6, so we found a large car park near a sports centre and prepared to settle in for the night, the next thing we knew, thousands of cars turned up filling the huge car park to capacity, with us stuck in the middle! Turns out an Opera singer was performing there for the night, so by 11pm the car park was empty again, and we were left all to ourselves.

Miles so far: 2808
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