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We've arrived in Denmark and making our way across to Copenhagen. At least we're back to driving in kilometres and driving on the right side of the road for a left hand drive car. I can relax now that I'm no longer in the target seat. (Imagine you're in the driver seat, facing on coming traffic, but the steering wheel and foot pedals are on the other side of the car......well I've been in that position for most of the last two months)
Train from Colchester to Harwich and than a ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg. I totally reccomened the ferry from harwich to esbjerg as a great way to travel. Lovely cabins with very comfy beds and good ensuite. I slept for about 12 of the18 hours on ...
Having given ourselves plenty of time to get to Harwich for a night crossing to Esbjerg, we were all far too excited and jumped in the van early to start the adventure. Given our early start we had time to stop for a leisurely lunch in a Tesco car park (classy!) near Chelmsford, and a quick pint with Murray at the Six Bells in Boreham. Was great to catch up, soak up some rays and give the boys time ...
Our first destination for the day was the Ribe Viking Center. Along the way we saw more thatched roof houses (not uncommon), windmills (many) and an interesting country church. The Ribe Viking Centre is a reconstruction of a Viking town. The Vikings were both agrarian as well as plunderers and pillagers. They would spend part of the year living in villages and the balance at sea visiting other areas and countries to gather what ...
We make it to Harwich Ferry Terminal with a few hours to spare. Say our goodbyes to Steve and Kelly and head off on our own. The ferry to Denmark leaves at 5 pm and is an overnight trip, arriving in Esbjerg at 1 pm the following day. Not quite as fancy as the Ventura, but fine for this crossing. Mainly a car and container truck ferry it does provide a nice restaurant and cafe plus a great lounge with windows across the back (ok stern) looking out over the ocean (naturally!) and ...