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 seem to have camped a lot in winter, here along the Gendarmstien, looking across to Flensburg, in winter there are not many people around but despite the cold I was happy.
Possibly my most memorable night was along the Gendarmstien, I have camped in this location several times, there is no water, no facilities but provides an excellent view across Flensborg Fjord to Germany.
Avnø Fjord in winter is a quiet area, providing some beautiful locations for a night of relaxation.
My fondest camping memories are on the west coast of Denmark. The coast line offers such a rich area for exploration and camping, providing extensive views both east and west, there is nothing like going to sleep to sounds of the waves pounding on the shore. The downside of the west coast is the wind, which can limit the camping options.
It is not always sunny, but this forest along King Valdemars Road provided a mystical setting for the night.
There will be other campsites in the coming months, stay tuned.