Attempting Springtime in Denmark

In Denmark is is said that it isn’t the temperature, nor the weather that is the problem, rather the type and amount of clothing, you have on.

My faithful dog didn’t ask, if we shouldn’t go out in the rainy weather. He had his fur coat on, and that was fine for him.

This day of 9 degrees Celsius resembled Spring in certain aspects, but I would have liked a bit more warmth and dry conditions for my walk.

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Danish Cowslip (Primula veris)

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My dog allowing me to take up the rear.

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Reclaimed Gravel Pit now used as recreative area.

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Bronze Age Burial Mound in Background.

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The Ox Road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A6rvejen)

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Flowering Cherry Plum tree (Prunus cerasifera)

 

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Beech Trees with their winter foliage, waiting for the green of Spring.

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Many choices of pathways.

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Denmark’s 4th largest city, Aalborg, seen in background.

 

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Designated trail marker with stated restrictions.

 

All photos taken with Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Dog Day Near Ålbæk, Denmark

While celebrating my mother in-law’s birthday at my sister in-law’s holiday cottage, the dogs had their day.

I’d like to say that the sunshine was strong enough to ward off the incessant winds, but that would be stretching the truth a bit too much. The 8 degrees Celsius felt more like 4 degrees, but wearing a good, heavy winter coat and having a dog’s determination, made the day a bit more palatable in the April breeze.

After we reached the beach, the Kattegat Sea glistened in the April Sun, but the dogs just continued in their dog ways, and took no note of me and my observations.

Then we returned to the party, as could be seen,

as we neared the Danish Flag, Dannebrog, once again.

I’ve saved a few of the best photos for the end of this blog, in full size to capture the full effect of the day. Enjoy!

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Source: Google Maps App. Apple iPhone 4s.

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Source: Google Maps App. Apple iPhone 4s.

Only 21 minutes, until I ran out of Denmark……..

Danish Travel Recipe for 3 Persons

Ingredients:
1. 3 people – various Nationalities.
(including 1 Chaperone)
2. One car with sufficient gas to avoid excuses
3. Various snacks
4. Yellow Car Alert Response (hit the person next to you when Yellow car is spotted)
5. Enough time for both sightseeing, and being late home to the wife with a poor excuse

Destination is the top of Denmark.

Be sure to add a good supply of doubt from someone’s mother, and an equal amount of doubt, about the driver’s real intentions.

Add the ingredients slowly, and be sure not to overheat the conversation with innuendos, and off-color conversation. Make sure the Chaperone is present at all times. If, in the event of Chaperone walkabout, then keep calm and assess the situation.

As the day progresses, be careful when striking the other persons with the Yellow Car Alert Response, as those bruises might take years to heal!

Remember to point out the interesting Flora and Fauna, and warn if Sheep are present, or their aromatic tendencies might just sour this recipe.

The snacks are to be consumed in place of nutritious food, and it is customary to leave a water bottle from your Home Country as an offering to the Danish Gods at Skagen.

If confronted with an unexpected question, try to divert attention by pointing out the Danish National Bird, The Seagull and its playful and magical ways!

If all goes well, with the ingredients mixed about with the ambience of the day, then remember to say something in Danish-French-English in order to make sure that everyone present, has had their needs seen to!

The finished product will resemble something like this:

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with the Chaperone taking the picture, of course……


With any luck at all, this recipe can be used in the future,

with the taste increasing in intensity with each

subsequent attempt!


Bon Appétit!