Weekend walk: Nationalpark Mols Bjerge, Djursland, Denmark.

By Marina Aagaard, MFT

Early weekend morning Djursland, Denmark. Off-season. Cool, moist, misty. In the car and a 20 minute drive by car to Nationalpark Mols Bjerge. Park. Walk.  

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Walking through the park on narrow paths. The landscape reveals its heritage: Ice age made. Nationalpark Mols Bjerge. Although Bjerge (Mountains) is an overstatement.

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Big, bleak, black trees and fog as backdrop (you can’t help thinking of The Fog by Steven King (or Play Misty for Me, a thriller with the song Misty).

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Meet the locals. Sheep. With horn. Curious, but shy. They turn their backs on us and move away.

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In the Nationalpark there are 40 habitat areas, places with certain characteristics, which make it possible for certain species, who do not thrive elsewhere, to live there.

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Local ‘mountain’, Trehøje, second highest peak, 127 m, in Mols Bjerge (Agri Bavnehoej, 137 m, is the highest one).

Three large bronze age burial mounds have given name to this area with 22 burial mounds. From the top of Trehøje you can see far away in all directions. Not today, though.

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Down from Trehøje. We return by another route, a gravel road. I prefer the paths, but variety is fine.

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Local ‘underground’ surfacing. Efter tree felling all the roots are piled up. A strange sight.

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Large stacks of newly cut wood. Photos tell many stories, but live experiences are better (more sensory input): The smell of wood today is very pleasant and quite powerful.

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After our walk a short drive for about 10 minutes to nearby Ebeltoft, a popular summer holiday town.

Ebeltoft Port on a misty day. The sea, ports and ships of all kinds are favourites of mine.

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Museum Fregatten Jylland (Frigate Jutland). Not very photogenic today due to scaffolding.

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Museum entry. Can cannons be cute, when they are pink? No, I think not (not ever) …

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Karens Brasserie beside the Frigate museum. Off-season only open during weekends.
Here we have enjoyed quite a few weekend brunches with a view and a cannon salute.

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Small, but delicious. A pancake. A favourite of mine …

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Todays ‘fitness’ calculation (!): Slow 1 hour walk: Output: 100 kcal.
Solid protein- and fat-rich mega brunch: Input: approx. 1000 kcal!

Rigtig god weekend.

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