Europe – Part II
It occurred to me after perusing the photos of Europe 2006 that after Harlingen in The Netherlands there the timelines became blurred. Once leaving Harlingen we embarked upon a very long drive through Northern Germany, encountering a large traffic jam in Hamburg and then finally got to the Ferry that would take us to Denmark. Immediately upon entering Denmark I felt a sense of calm. As always, we had no clue where we were staying that night, and we knew that going into Copenhagen wasn’t on our list of things to do. At some point we left the main highway and headed into the countryside through well cared for farmer’s fields and headed for the sea, eventually finding ourselves in the small port town of Rodvig on the Baltic Sea. Almost immediately we happened upon a lovely little inn style hotel. Rodvig Kro was perfect and we decided to stay a couple of days and relax after our whirlwind drive from Germany to Luxembourg, to Belgium to The Netherlands to Germany and finally to Denmark!
Rodvig has a small marina and the harbour was filled with boats and the type of facilities that a sailor would need, food, gift shops, all in a laid back seaside atmosphere. The shoreline was highlighted with views of white cliffs for miles. Rodvig is just down the shore from Stevens Klint a World Unesco Heritage Centre which has the beautiful little church which appears to be hovering over the edge of a cliff. We spent a lot of time walking, wandering through this area, enjoying the peace and solitude.
After our quiet two days enjoying Danish people, food & views of the Baltic Sea we headed off on our next leg of the trip that would take over the Oresund bridge to Malmo, Sweden, cutting across the corner of Sweden and then heading into Norway to visit Johnny’s Mother & Grandmother in Johnny’s home town of Sarpsborg.