Day 6 - Nørre Aaby to Roskilde
Trip Start May 20, 2013
49Trip End Jul 05, 2013
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Before leaving we decided to fill the water tank and dump the Porta Potty. Neither were critical, but why pay for facilities and not use them? Overall the campsite was excellent and cost us a very reasonable Kr 130 (£15) including wifi which we used to excess.
Then to the local supermarket to replenish supplies
Onto the motorway in intermittent light rain. By the way, vehicles in Denmark must use dipped headlights at all times and I had initially thought that the driving lights on the VW would meet that requirement. However close observation of newer German cars made me conclude that you need lights at the back too, so dipped headlights it is. Remembering to switch them on and then switch them off at the appropriate times is a challenge for my old brain but with Alison nagging me we've only travelled a few hundred metres incorrectly illuminated so far. Note the 'so far'.
The highlight of the journey today was the bridge between Fyn and Sjælland, a mere 23km long! The carriageway was silky smooth, unlike the bumpity bumpity bump of most suspension bridges. The only downside was the toll, an eye watering Kr 235 (£27)
We arrived at Roskilde just before 1500 with the intention to have a quick 2 hour sprint round the Viking Ship Museum. Wrong on two counts. The museum closes at 1600 not 1700 and a cursory glance at the outdoor exhibits convinced us that we had better put the visit on tomorrow's schedule to do it justice. Where else can you watch 5 Viking ships (replicas) sailing together in the bay?
We wandered round the harbour. The various clubs there tend to be joint sailing/rowing/kayaking clubs, which the Commodore of Garnock Canoe Club found a bit strange, although she spotted a pair of Prijon Kodiaks identical to her own vessel. In a rowing club. With a lovely clubhouse. And a bar. A far cry from a couple of shipping containers. Bet their subs are more than £20 a year.
After driving out of town to inspect the local campsite (we weren't that impressed - it was 'under renovation'), we decided to wild camp in town. Although the main parking at the museum has 'No Camping' signs, there are others in the area without signs. We are in a quiet 5 car bay surrounded by hedges just across the road from the old gasworks
After yet another wander round the harbour we retired about 2230 for a night of stealth camping with the lid down. A good nights sleep required because tomorrow we are going to play at being Noggin the Nog ( or should that be Ronan the Bog, because the original longship was actually built in Dublin, albeit by Vikings).