Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Helgenæs and Sletterhage, Mols, East Jutland
Always lying there by the road to Mols, the castle ruin from the 1300s, built by king Erik Menved. It was once an important fortification, now it is just a ruin visited by thousands of people each year. On the land of the castle island are many interesting plants, especially by the steep slopes behind the ruin.
The water is calm and blank and the warm light of summer has been replaced by the clear light of the beginning autumn. The temperatures are cooler today.
Oh, they really have a nice days those cows, just look at them, resting close to one another, one with her head upon the shoulder of her neighbour.
Now the farmer is ploughing the land. Harvest is over, next season has to be prepared.
Another field with graphic shapes and an amazing blue sea. On the other side of the bay is a glimpse of the southern part of the city Århus.
Now we are on Helgenæs, close to the place where Harald Bluetooth according to a legend was killed.
A very small harbour at Kongsgaarde. Here was once a king's estate or a castle. Nothing is left but the name.
On the Helgenæs and Sletterhage area are many galleries, open in the summer period. This one is Bo Bendixen's gallery on the road to Sletterhage.
I wonder if those two retrievers are guarding the garage or they are only enjoying their nap after dinner. They look rather un-guarding!
When the yellow house shows at the corner the south tip of Helgenæs with the coast at Sletterhage is near.
Sletterhage,near the lighthouse are some firs giving a little shelter if that's what you want ......
but we're going down to the stony beach and the salty air........
...........isn't it just a lovely sound when the water runs over the stones and back again, trickle, trickle....... if my bedroom was close to such a place I would be able to fall asleep.......
.....if you like to gather stones - here are lots and lots of pretty stones, flat ones, round ones, with holes to put them on a long leather rope at your window or your door, some fossilized sea urchins etc.
I love the sea, and I feel like an old sailor when I'm here........ although I get seasick......
This island, Samsø, here seen from Sletterhage, is one of many Danish islands. There are 443 named islands. 76 islands are inhabited. The Danish coastline is 7 314 km. Almost all areas of Denmark are close to the coast, no area is more than 52 km from the sea.
Hjelm, a small island with an exciting history. This is the famous Marsk Stig Andersen Hvide's island.
If you like: Stig Andersen Hvide
Hips,hips everywhere - do I have spare time to make some marmalade?
Anagallis arvensis:) This plant has a tiny, tiny red flower, and I seldom see it. In Danish: Rød Arve (or Rød Pimpernel) - and in English: Scarlet pimpernel, also known as red pimpernel, red chickweed, poorman's barometer, shepherd's weather glass or shepherd's clock. It is most well known for being the emblem of the hero The Scarlet Pimpernel.
As shown in blog Flora and Fauna, we were also on a little tour to the Mols- Laboratory, where we said hello to the sweet Galloways.
After this on the narrow road up hill into the sky and back home.
photo Mols 4. September 2010: grethe bachmann