After a fantastic weekend in Denmark, here I am again, still in a very hyggelig mood. The weather was not at all generous with us during the entire weekend, even though the forecast was promising something slightly better. 40% chance of rain for Saturday. Well, I must say that was a little underestimated. On Saturday it was pouring nearly all day long, especially when we were out at the coastline.
I was shortly visiting my daughter and the original intent was to spend the only day together by taking a walk in a nice forest not too far from the city, then head to the coastline, this time to the Skagerak and check out a few nice beaches on the west coast. I must say that the beaches of Denmark are breathtaking, no matter how cruel the weather can be. Moreover, I like to take a walk on the beach when the sea is grey and angry and the foamy waves are constantly attacking, the wind is blowing hard and the colours of the sky and the water are really magical. The whole scenery looks like an impressionist painting. Nordic beaches have a magic spell on me. I love them in every season and all sorts of weather.
Everywhere along the coastline of Denmark you can see bunkers, silent mementos of World War Two, which make these beaches so special. We drove along the coastline north of Aalborg, visiting two beaches but we didn’t wear proper outdoor clothing, so we were wet soak and had to dash back to the car and by early afternoon we were back in the city. The rest of the day was something the Danes would call a hygge evening: the ingredients were good ham, blue cheese, black olives, cocoa, candle light and movie night. Sounds good, right?
Here are a few of the pictures I took two days ago:
When I took the ferry back to Norway, the sky cleared up and we had a beautiful, sunny journey across the North Sea and minutes before our arrival to the port of Kristiansand, we could admire the wonderful colours of the rocky coastline in the golden sunset.
Be back soon.