This photo was taken roughly a month ago. Frost is still visible in the shadows and everything is either brown or grey. Watching this makes me enjoy looking out the window today even more with the trees starting to get their leaves and a nice green lawn underneath them.
From on top of the sand dunes close to Rubjerg Knude there’s a phenomenal view over the surrounding landscape. The village close to the horizon is called Løkken and if you look just below it, in the shadow of the dunes, you see some of the old German bunkers that I have shown you pictures of here before.
I’m back after a few days of vacation in Denmark. I hope you all had as nice a Christmas as we did. For the third time in a row my girlfriend and I went to her parents house in the northern part of Jutland near the village of Løkken. I didn’t expect a white Christmas Eve this year but was I wrong or what. On the 23rd, which was the day that we arrived there was a huge blizzard and it fell about 12-15 centimeters of snow. unfortunately it started to thaw the very same night but a lot of the snow was still there over the next few days. It was very nice sitting by an open fire to eat or play a game with the wind blowing outside.
If there’s one thing I really enjoy it’s being near the sea. The water itself is beautiful with a different look almost every day and the sound of the waves as they hit the shore is music to my ears. Walking there, taking it all in, sure makes me feel great.
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Today my girlfriend starts her vacation and heads for Jutland and her family’s summer-house. I’m a bit jealous to be stuck here;) but since I get a chance to learn a bit more and get some experience at my summer job I guess it’s okay:)
As I sit here writing a gentle summer rain falls outside. All this rain and the general bad weather is of course making it a bit easier to go to work but hopefully the sun will arrive soon.
The small village of Lønstrup is situated just by the sand dunes near Skagerak. The combination of the ever pounding waves, the wind and the rain slowly makes those impressive dunes fall into the water and, if not the houses are dismantled, they too make the brief and tragic journey into the ocean.
A new week starts and why not start it in the company of this new picture from the shores of Vendsyssel. I don’t think I will ever stop being impressed by these massive walls of sand and clay. At this particular place I would estimate them to be 30-40 meters high.
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