Browsing Category : Seascapes

Nakkebølle Fjord

Another Bay


If you look at the map I inserted in the former post, you can clearly see Nakkebølle Fjord. In Denmark, the word “fjord” has different meanings. Forget the majestic Norwegian fjords; in Denmark a small inlet of water or a bay can be called a fjord. The word Nakkebølle on the other hand refers to a nearby estate with the same name.…

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Svelmø

Big and Small


I am referring to Store (Big) and Lille (Small) Svelmø, two uninhabited islands to the south of Funen, not far from Faaborg.   Our GPS didn’t know any of the two islands, so Lars and I had to drive around for more than half an hour before we found them. And once we did, we felt overjoyed since the place was…

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Nyborg Beach

Fresh Sea Air


It usually takes us 9 – 10 hours to drive from Brussels to Nyborg, Denmark. This cosy town is situated in the north of the central island of Funen; this is where Lars and I start most of our excursions. The first thing I want to do after a long drive is to go to the beach; watch the waves, feel…

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Stara Baska

The Beach


Next stop was Stara Baska. According to Wikipedia, Stara Baska has a lot more to offer than its beaches: Baška has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Highlights are the early Christian archeological site from the 5th century, the renowned Baška tablet from the year 1100 found in the Church of St. Lucy the nearby Jurandvor, the remains of a Roman settlement, as well as many…

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Walking To An Island


Not far from Bogense, situated in the north of Funen, is the idyllic island of Æbelø. Æbelø is a small island, with 2 inhabitants during summer and zero during winter. There is no ferry nor bridge towards it. When the water is low enough, you can reach on foot. And that is what Lars and I tried to do. Unfortunately, we…

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The Other Antwerp – The River (2)


Our next stop was Fort Liefkenshoek. Right opposite to Lillo-Fort, on the other side of the river Scheldt, you have Fort Liefkenshoek, which was built at the end of the 16th century. It played a significant role in many wars and conflicts and is nowadays a protected monument. And there is a museum as well, which is devoted to the…

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