Day 109: Frontal System

Højderyggens Shelter to Vingsted Shelter 

Distance: 35km


Except for the first couple of kilometers through forest (where I actually got a bit confused at one point in the night and walk an unintended full circle - I'm mildly pissed off when I suddenly walk past the same sign again a couple of minutes again) the big chunk is on backcountry roads, with not much to write about. Well, maybe I should mention that I don't head into Jelling as planned. Instead I take a shortcut straight towards to the south. Saves me a some kilometers of roadwalk. 


So let's write something about the weather, which I think, being a weather observer at work as well, was fairly interesting today. It starts with drizzle this morning, not too cold calm air. Roughly four hours into the hike, looking towards the west, I can see a clear line between clouds and blue sky approaching me. The line is nearly completely straight, right across Denmark reaching somewhere from the south west corner oto Copenhagen. At this point it is obvious that a front (most probably a cold one) must be approaching. I enjoy the good weather period as much as I can because I know, showers, wind and cooler temperatures will follow behind. And sure enough, roughly an hour later I spot the first towering cumulus to my right. The wind speeds must be high further up in the air and the clouds are here in no time, luckily bringing only a few showers but blustery wind and colder temperatures. These temperatures are supposed to stay. Especially in combination with the sky, which by now is clear again as the front passed through, getting up tomorrow morning will be on the chilly side again. 

Cloudy east, clear west of me
Cloudy east, clear west of me
Some clouds building up in the distance
Some clouds building up in the distance
A spell of showers, strong winds and a drop in temperature. A textbook cold front.
A spell of showers, strong winds and a drop in temperature. A textbook cold front.
The situation at 13:00
The situation at 13:00
Getting ready for a cold night
Getting ready for a cold night

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    Rob (Friday, 26 November 2021 07:07)

    Ngā mihi Sandro. As usual, wonderful to be following you on this escapade. Keep writing. Always interesting listening to your whatsapp messages. Take care. Stay safe.

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