Sunday, 26 July 2015

About Copenhagen....


We've had some great free overnight  stops with the M/hme....

This one was at a village named Sittensen  in Germany on our way to Denmark...


Water wheel o the side of a mill building...



Stream heading to the water wheel.. with adjustable flow...



Looking toward the mill.... M/hme park to the left of the building....


In the park surrounding the lake... Town hall, moved to this site several years ago...

Looks like we're driving to..



A Drop Off... Luckily the road continued over the very high bridge...

One day I felt some critter having a bite on my elbow. So without looking I gave it a good Ol, slap and end ing up with black sort of guts on my hand.. Job done...
2 days later....


My elbow began to swell... My left side shoulder & chest were sore... That night whilst asleep their was an explosion and the bed sheets got a liberal coating of Puss, etc...
swelling went down and pain gone... A spider bite??...
 
Excited Germany via the motorway... stayed the night at a free site at the approach to the Storebaeltsbroen TOLL bridge....


On the way over....


 
No turning back now... They've got Ya....35pounds for a M/hme, 7.5mtr, One Way.... 

Stayed in Helsingor, about 35km Nth Copenhagen, with Leonie's cousin Jason who has been a resident for 10 odd yrs so makes for a bloody decent tour guide. His mum Trish was staying as well, being on holiday over from NZ...
Walked up the road 3 -4 hundred metres through wooded area that opens to a sea view...


That's Sweden on the other side....


Sun shining, clear water, time for a weee paddle...

Houses here seem to have Short interior doors so they have a wooden "Jam" across the floor to fill the gap...
Seeing as my elbow had healed I thought I may as well...



Kick the Freak'n "Jam".. at speed... even the Crocs felt uncomfortable for a couple of days...

Down the road is....


Kronborg Slot.. (castle)..Shakespeare based Hamlet on this castle...
Plays are a regular attraction in the castle grounds....






Trish, Jason, Ben, Jasons son... We're viewing a steel edged  map of upper Denmark with towns, laid in the ground....
 
 
Denmarks in the EU but dose'nt use Euro's and everything seems really expensive as there's about 7.5 Kroner to the euro...
 
But the.....
 
 
Ice creams were the best value we've come across.... Ben's got his....
 
 
We've got ours.. topped with cream and raspberry jam....mmmmmm...
 
Jumped on the ferry for a look over Sweden way...
 

The ferry leaves Helsingor.. full power with the bow which is now the stern still up...



Now closed... trip only takes 20 mins....

Only spent a couple of hrs ..... At Helsingborg.....
 

Enjoying the sun & sights...





 

Helsingor, Denmark over the sea...


Town Hall....
 

Back in Helsingor.....the town is very busy as the Swedish catch the ferry across to shop, for beer, spirits, fill the cafes then return....



Quite back streets....


Most pay, some opt out of paying 1% of their tax to which goes to a church fund for.....



A Bloody nice place to be stashed away... or laid  to rest.... Immaculate cemetery....
each plot hedge rowed..
Took a walk through some acres of local forest... many km,s of biking, walking trails....


Jason looking for Truffle's....wrong country....



Leonie &Trish crossing one of several lakes...

Along the trails there were plenty of..


Fresh Raspberries to be had....
Then it was time for a....


Coffee at a café in the forest....

Walked on the beach further North near Gilleleje....



And out on a flimsy looking jetty... their were a couple similar already washed up on the beach...


Return trip....


Back up the 128 steps to the beach... No Sweat for "Super Athlete" Jason.....

On to Copenhagen.....


Around a square.... A lot of construction with new tube stations being built in the centre of town....


town Hall...



Look Up drinking fountain...

After all that running water Jason said "I need relief"..
"Take a look at the public toilets they're cool"...
So I followed as we descended below the pavement level. The resident cleaner was going about his duties so obligingly stood to one side. As I raised the camera to record the scene a customer entered and halted and looked at me like...
"Photographing men Peeing" What the.......Is this a shoot for the "Gay Parade"  mag??..
"It's okay I know him" I said...




Hand polished Brass pipe work, tiles ... a pleasure to visit.....


 
A small café....



The old Opera house on the left...



The new opera house in the rear beside the water... Millions of Krone worth donated by the owner of Maersk... (container, shipping,etc)....




Down on the canal.....


A busy place with tour boats leaving, arriving....



Sailing boats aplenty....

So we boarded a boat for an hour long trip around the canal, central city...



Time to devour cold sausage left overs.....



Nice bridge detail....


Were these an old model container crane?...



Stock Market building..... many a Dark cloud hung over here.....

And then a café...


With it's own sandy beach.... looked like the place to "Be Seen"...

Would make a ....



Awesome batchelor  pad... copper sheathed... centre of town... water view....

The church that promises.......



A Stair way to Heaven....

Well all that walking stuff brings on a thirst....
Here...


And here too... these brass pipes deliver the beers... good fast supply....

Made time to watch.....



Ritchie & the AB,s play SA...



Half time and 10 - 10.... OHHHH Ohhhh....


Full time 27 - 20 ... Kicked their Arses...
Heading to the ferry in Gedser to cross back to Germany to head South for Switzerland, Austria etc... Thanks Jason, excellent tour guide, cook & beer fetcher,  Ben & Trish.... Cheers........





2 comments:

  1. Great blog, great photos and looks like you are having a fantastic time. Keep enjoying living your dream D& R xx

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