Day 104: Dull Slow Down Day

Langdal Shelter to Aggersund Shelter

Distance: 25km


After yesterday's sunny day, a grey, dull day with on and off drizzle is awaiting me. Because of this not overly inviting weather as well as some well needed regeneration, I decide to keep my walk short today and tomorrow. Hence, there's no need for another early start and I leave my shelter during dawn. Opting for a short day usually keeps my motivation low. No difference today. So I don't mind it's a simple walk. Road and cycle paths all the way, easy navigation. Finally, for the first time, the wind is not affecting me any more. At least not until I cross the bridge over Limfjorden, where I get hammered by horizontal drizzle. It's only for a couple of minutes though and shortly after I check in at shelter number five. My watch says 13:13. Sound early but considering it will be dark in 3 hours it's nice to finally have some time to just relax, read and enjoy a hot cuppa tea with daylight. The last couple of days have mostly been hike - eat - sleep - repeat (and write the blog of course ;). Not that I mind but every now and then it's good to change this habit.


So what's my first impression of Denmark after leaving the beach? Considering winter is just around the corner and in combination with the dull weather everything sure looks depressing. However, I guess most countries do in this setting. Still, the landscape consisting of pine tree plantations, wetlands and plenty of farmland has the potential to look attractive. As the weather should improve again shortly, I am therefore looking forward to hiking through and enjoying the scenery in sunshine. 

For the people: well, anyone but me seems to be out and about in this weather. So far, I haven't had a single conversation (of more than 3 words) with a person from Denmark as there is simply no one to talk to. 

Doesn't bother me (yet ;). Sometimes I enjoy these quite times, too. Enough talking when I am back home again. 


Following a cycle path through some attractive landscape
Following a cycle path through some attractive landscape
That's the most extensive hand washing guide I have ever seen...  And I filled my water bottle at the tab - and I am still alive ;)
That's the most extensive hand washing guide I have ever seen... And I filled my water bottle at the tab - and I am still alive ;)
Aggersund Bridge. If I was a cyclist, I would be confused by the marking.
Aggersund Bridge. If I was a cyclist, I would be confused by the marking.
My shelter. Overlooking the Fjord.
My shelter. Overlooking the Fjord.
... yet located right beside a little village.
... yet located right beside a little village.
Book and tea. Quality time.
Book and tea. Quality time.

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