In the morning on Tuesday (08/05/2014) we moved from the campsite in Randbøl to the west coast of Denmark – West Jutland. It is the least densely populated region of Denmark. There is a very interesting terrain – spit between Ringkøbing fjord and the North Sea.
We drove to Nymindegab and continue heading north. We went to the Hvide Sande village. Spit has a width of several hundred meters only. In the middle there is one paved road and along the buildings hidden among the undulating terrain. There is almost no traffic, once in a while appears a car or cyclist.
Hvide Sande is a small port town, which is famous of fishing. There is a bridge over the canal that connects the fjord with the North Sea. We found the Lighthouse Lyngvig Fyr. It is 38 meter high structure emerges from the dunes. We decided to visit it. The entrance is ticketed, but it’s worth to go upstairs to see the panorama of the entire spit and fjord. Tickets are only for adults (children enter for free) and costs 40DKK. At the bottom of the lighthouse is a small museum and a playground for children – available outside the ticketed area. The main attraction of the playground was downhill lift lines. Our play can be seen on our video.
We continued the journey north, heading another spit between the Nissum Fjord and the North Sea. We drove through the village Thorsminde going to the village of Thyborøn. Along the way, we drove through the village of Lemvig where we found grocery shop.
In this area there is a lot of wind farms that produce green energy. There is no high buildings, blocks of flats, just a small one-family houses and small wooden one-story houses in larger cities. On many houses Danish flag is well exposed. In Poland flags hangs only on holidays – there are hanging on every day.
Thyborøn is a small port town with a rich history – the city was founded in the years 1915-1918. This location was of strategic during World War II. Town located at the mouth of the fjord Lim could paralyze the Jutland and allow to attack from inside of the fjord. This weak point was heavily guarded and fortified with bunkers against potential allied attack.
Coastal fortifications are part of the Atlantic Wall, stretching along the western coast of Europe from Spain to the borders of Norway. Built by the Nazis sought to repel the Allied forces on the European continent. Bunkers are facing today, and although no longer perform the function of defense they are the reminders of the old times. Interestingly during the war, those standing near Thyborøn, have never been used in combat. Allied forces have used weaker regions of Normandy to do major attack. There is 66 large and 40 small bunkers around Thyborøn. This amount is impressive.
In Thyborøn we found a beautiful museum of shells (Sneglehuset), but unfortunately we arrived to late to go inside. From the outside, however, the building was very beautiful. In the middle it is supposedly Denmark’s largest collection of ships in a bottle.
There is no road from Thyborøn to north. However, there is a ferry. And in this way we managed to get to the other side of the land. The ferry runs quite often and we did not wait too long for cruise.
Ferry is continuation of road No 181 leading to the village of Agger. There was only spit wide for several meters, so it’s more interesting than our Polish Hel peninsula. What is interesting here – the sea shore is protected by dozens of breakwaters to prevent the destruction of this unique place.
Krik Vig Camping
In the suburbs of Agger we found Krik Vig Camping, which was our place of accommodation. Camping very large and spacious. We arrived in time with quite small occupancy, so it was quiet and calm. On camsite we paid for as much resources as we used – like hot water for example. We’ve got a prepaid card that collects how much water we use. Kitchen, toilets – it was all free. Wifi was available with additional charge per day. We didn’t use it because we were only for few hours there and we just not need that. At the camp there was a special section dedicated for campers. It was for one night travelers mainly.
During the preparation of meals children had fun on the playground, where the main attraction was inflatable trampoline. This form of entertainment is very popular in Denmark, and completely unknown in Poland.
In the morning we met a short rainfall, after which children decided to play on trampolines. It is not hard to imagine, they got totally wet after that. The children were extremely happy. In the end, we let them do whatever they want.
Here’s a video from the day of the expedition: