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Arriving in Hirtshals we had to walk about 2km from the train station to the ferry terminal, a little bit of a trudge with a big backpack and the wind of the North Sea blowing in your face, but we made it. Once on board our ship, MS Stavangerfjord we found our little cabin before heading off to explore the ship. Hmmm not that much to see or do really, time for cards before going to the back of the ship to wave good bye to Denmark. Feeling a bit peckish we then headed to ...
... br> Original plan had been to make this slightly more relaxed but got to Paris a couple of days later than originally planned and had already booked the later parts.
On the plus side, got down to some serious speeding on the limitless autobahn and Brynhildr made it to 115 spurred on by AC/DC.
Got to Hirtshals at about 1 in the morning after a ...
... center with the little harbor with all the fish boats, walked over the
European market where different countries present their typical foods – I think we have the same market some weeks during the summer in Leuven as well – and we had to run to cover under a bridge from the rain.
Around 6.00 pm we drove to the terminal to move from one queue to the next to finally get
into the boat ...
... a few excellent local beers and a gigantic schnitzel in the sun.
We embarked on our longest day on the road yet, 350 miles (560 km) on the autobahn between Wurzburg and Hamburg. Luckily Van-essa performed well on the autobahn, plenty of overtaking but not doing much more than 120 km/h even downhill! Despite the occasional road works the autobahn was excellent and the German drivers were a marked ...
... beach and back.
Then on to a beautiful camp site on a marina overlooking a fiord. Not up to the views of Milford Sound but very pretty and quiet.
We have noted cyclists in Denmark are very disciplined. There are bike paths everywhere, as it is so flat, even over major intersections, marked in blue. Cyclists all travel on the paths, all stop at all traffic signals, use hand signals at every turn, yet only 20% wear helmets!