It was a warm and calm evening and seemed like the ideal time for a wander and a camp as well as to read more of Chris Townsend’s book Out There
Summer had finally arrived in Denmark and with a visitor from Australia it seemed like the ideal time for a short overnighter along the coast. Coincidently I had recently been made aware of Camønoen, a collection of trails around the three islands of Møns (famous for its UNESCO World Heritage recognised White Cliffs), Nyord and Bogø. Given there was so many sections along the coastline, it seemed like the ideal location for a short overnighter.
After 2 hours on public transport we arrived, with many others, on the bus at Møns Geo Centre a place worth spending time at, but as it was peak season it was rocking with many day tourists taking the opportunity to explore the area and visit the displays.
We quietly slipped around the back of the centre and onto the board walk which would take us westwards towards Klintholm Havn.
Many of my regular readers will have noticed that I have been inactive with regards to trail reports over the past few months, initially this was because of an injury to my knee. However, once that had recovered, another more serious health issue arose resulting in a series of treatments and less activity. But now I am beginning to look outdoors again.
For the time being the focus will be on camping as opposed to long distance hiking, that is, trips of short distance to nice camping locations here in Denmark or further afield. As I began to think about camping spots in Denmark I began to scroll through my many photos looking at locations which I have enjoyed over the years. It is these campsites that have kept me going outdoors, no matter the weather or the location.
With the multitude of beaches in Denmark there is never a shortage of sand to camp on. At this location perhaps the most entertaining aspect was the fishing trawler, fully loaded with duck hunters, criss crossing its path trying to shoot sitting ducks. My impression was that no ducks were harmed, but much alcohol was consumed.
I have been a long term user of the Jetboil, and one of its only draw backs, in my view, is its weight. However, Ruta Locura have developed a modification which utilises a 24 gram gas burner from China. The burner, BRS-3000T, was favourably reviewed by Roger Caffin at BPL.com (membership required) and to date I have found it to be a reliable burner. The only downside in my opinion is the aluminium thread which connects the burner to the canister, a brass thread would be a better option (see my experiences with the original Jetboil burner here)
The Ruta Locura modification includes, the burner, a Carbon Fibre lid and 2 circular discs of titanium foil to mount the burner and to protect the gas canister from the reflected heat. The latter disc provides the added advantage of being able to store the burner within the heat exchanger section of the pot allowing more storage space within the pot. A full review by Ryan Jordan of this system can be found here (membership required).
As many of my readers know I have been a long term user of Pacer Poles, with one of the most important aspects in my view being the handles. However, it is the handles which are the only drawback for me at the moment.
Recently I have been focussing on only using one pole when hiking, my reason being that with one pole I walk slower. However, I always carry the second pole and can grab it if needed. When using only one pole I tend to use it as a hiking staff, with the added bonus I can swap from hand to hand whenever the need arises. To date I have found this approach successful, though in more rugged country I would likely need to use two poles.