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Travel Blogs from Frederikshavn
... and hope that the promised northerly wind would come tomorrow.
Ironically, when we were an hour from Hals, the wind went through a major shift and started to blow from the West, an ideal direction for sailing, just 8 hours too late! Hals’ buoyed channel extends 10 miles out to sea but the water is sufficiently deep for boats such as ours to sail (or motor!) so as to intersect with the channel a mile ...
... back. What is so nice about cycling is that it is slow, a bit like sailing, so you have time to take in the views and most importantly, the air, redolent with the smell of roses and pine and with a hint of ozone, lovely.
The church looks almost new but in fact, dates back to the 13th century, hence the frescoes. The church grounds and churchyard were absolutely pristine, not a weed, not a single thing out of place – it was ...
... here was a reconstruction of the medieval processes. Large open baths containing the heated brine (collected when it’s 8-14% salt) were steaming, with heat being provided by copious amounts of wood in contained fires under the baths. What we really liked was immediately above one of the baths was a nest containing 4 fledgling swallows being fed by their ever-busy parents, totally oblivious to the comings and goings below them and ...
... for the short distance.
With this in mind, we were keen to set off and whilst not wanting to disturb our neighbours, one of whom in a power boat from Grebbstad had introduced us to the taste of elk salami (delicious) and who wanted to depart at 08:00. So we waited for them and hot on their heels, having extricated our anchors, we were off, weaving our way past and through the dozen ...
... our next two neighbours were similarly afflicted. In order to remedy the situation, we borrowed our neighbour’s dinghy (ours isn’t inflated) and dropped two anchors some distance away from the boat, ours and our other neighbour’s. When we pulled on the warps it helped a little but the boat was still not straight and a boat that was upwind of us, on the opposite pontoon, offered a line from his bow to ours so that we could ...
Other places to stay in Frederikshavn
Tordenskjoldsgade 14, Frederikshavn | 3 star hotelfrom $226
Havnepladsen 1 , Frederikshavn | 3 star hotelfrom $134
Tordenskjoldsgade 3, Frederikshavn | 4 star hotelfrom $133
TordenskjoldsGade 15B, Frederikshavn | 3 star hotelfrom $129
SonderGade 248, Frederikshavn | 3 star hotelfrom $140
JernbaneGade 7, Frederikshavn | 3 star hotelfrom $171
Danmakrsgade 40, Frederikshavn | Hotelfrom $77