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I went to the scheduled track but they changed it as was becoming common at stations. I got the 8.28 train and arrived in Odense by 10am.
On arrival in Odense I followed my internet map to find Hans Christian Andersons ...
... was owned by a king but was accidentally destroyed by a fire in the 1600s. The restoration of the castle is truly magnificent. The architect who oversaw the project was inspired.
Our last night in Denmark we spent dining on the beachside watching the yachts return to the harbour and the moon rise across the sea. This must truly be the most beautiful place in Denmark. ...
We woke up to rain again today. We drove into Odense because our hotel is over 5K from downtown. We tried parking in a lot but our credit cards would not work (not Danish VISA) so drove around until I found some free parking. Our decision to stay in Odense was because this is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. We visited the museum which is very good. The number and variety of artifacts from his life are very extensive. He was certainly an interesting and well ...
... and I ended up getting lost with no phone signal or internet to access a map.
I was stressing! But having spend half a year in Hamburg back in 2008 I headed in the general direction and asked a policeman by the road on Reeperbahn. Sorted! Back on track with 20 minutes to go.
I made it and checked in with shaking hands. Parked the bike with some other 20 or so motorbikes waiting to get loaded onto ...
... set off to look for Canute, of holding back the sea fame (we thought).
Now this is where our ignorance as far as history is concerned comes in. We first smelled a rat when we found out that this Canute died in 1086 and our instincts were that the maritime Canute was earlier than this. Moreover, we should have known that he was buried in Westminster Cathedral and not here. It transpires that this Cnut is Cnut iv, ‘St Cnut’. He was ...