Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fra toppen af Danmark til Sverige ... From the top of Denmark to Sweden

I fredags kørte vi til Skagen, Danmarks mest nordlige punkt. Vores færge til Gøteborg, Sverige afgik fra Frederikshavn kl. 14.30 og siden Skagen kun er tredive minutter nord fra Frederikshavn, var denne min mulighed for at kigge på noget fra min ”ting jeg vil at se i Danmark” list. Mange år siden, var jeg en geografisk lærer, og lige siden den, er jeg altid så spændt at se ting i verden jeg har enten underviste om eller læste om, og Skagen er et af disse steder.

On Friday, we drove to Skagen, Denmark’s most northern point. Our ferry to Gøteborg, Sweden was departing from Frederikshavn at 2:30 and since Skagen is only thirty minutes north of Frederikshavn, this was my chance to see something from my “things I want to see in Denmark” list. Several years ago, I taught world geography and ever since then, I am always so excited to see things in the world about which I have read and taught, and Skagen is one of those places.

Grenen er stedet i Skagen hvor noget speciel sker, og jeg tror det er det eneste sted i verden hvor dette sker. Selv om det var koldt og blæste i fredags, gik vi ud til Grenen, så jeg kunne se dette fænomen… hvor to have mødes og deres vand rammer ind i hinanden. Jeg stod på Grenen og så det for mig selv og det var forbløffende. Kattegat Havet, fra øst af Danmark, og Nord Havet, fra vest af Danmark, rammede ind i hinanden igen og igen og ser denne var værd lidt kold vind!

Grenen is the spot in Skagen where something special happens, and I believe it is the only place in the world where this occurs. Although it was cold and windy on Friday, we walked out to Grenen, so I could witness this phenomenon…where two seas meet and their waters crash into one another. I stood on Grenen and saw it for myself and it was amazing! The Kattegat Sea, from the east of Denmark, and the North Sea, from the west of Denmark, crash into each other over and over and seeing this was a little cold wind!

Vi kørte fra Skagen i tide for adgang til Gøteborg, og efter tre timer på færgen, ankom vi i Sverige, en af de andre Skandinaviske lande. Der er kun tre (Bemærk: Mange mennesker vil fortælle dig at Finland er del af Scandinavia, men de er FORKERT!) Skandinaviske lande—Danmark, Sverige og Norge—og selv om de er magen til hinanden i sprog, kultur, og mad, lærer jeg hvor unik hvert land er!!

We drove from Skagen in time to depart to Gøteborg, and after three hours on the ferry, we arrived in Sweden, one of the other Scandinavian countries. There are only three (Note: Many people will tell you that Finland is part of Scandinavian, but they are WRONG!) Scandinavian countries—Denmark, Sweden and Norway—and although they are similar to each other in language, culture and food, I am learning how unique each country is!!

Stranden i Grenen hvor Nord Havet mødes Kattegat Havet
The beach at Grenen where the North Sea meets the Kattegat




WWII bunkers på Grenen strand...Mads står en og sælen sidder på anden
WWII bunkers on Grenen beach...Mads stands on one & a seal sits on another



Eneste sted i verden hvor 2 have mødes...
Only place in the world where 2 seas meet
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I færgen, med Danmarks vindmøller bagved os.
In the ferry, with Denmark's windmills behind us.







Færgen har høje toiletter for en sikkerhedsskyld du bliver søsyg...
The ferry has tall toilets just in case you get seasick...

Velkommen til Sverige, Vikingmand!
Welcome to Sweden, Viking man!

I fredags, spiste vi "bryllupsdagmad" hos "Heaven 23...en dejlig restaurant på den 23. etage hvor du kan kigge ud på byen. Heaven 23 er kendt for deres "MOJITOS" så vi sagde "SKÅL" til vores Texas ven, Dave Branson!

On Friday night, we ate our anniversary dinner at "Heaven 23" on the 23rd floor where you have a view of the entire city. Heaven 23 is known for its MOJITOS so we said "CHEERS" to our Texas friend, Dave Branson!

13 comments:

Paula said...

I had a mini honeymoon in Skagen. (after we registered our marriage at the city hall). looking at those pictures brings back memories.

LadyFi said...

Happy anniversary! Looks great!

I'm sure that other seas meet each other too.. for example, at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, the Atlantic meets the Pacific...

(Will have to rush to the globe to see if there are other seas meeting too...)

Glad to hear you had a good time in Sweden!

LadyFi said...

SORRY! I meant that the Atlantic meets the INDIAN Ocean at the Cape...

I think the Atlantic meets the Pacific at the Panama Canal and at Tierra del Fuego...

Probably other oceans meeting each other in other places too...

SH said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Tell me, do they really make those Skagen watches in Skagen? I see those all the time at Nordstrom.

American in Norway said...

I had no idea about the sea in Skagen.. Bjørn used to go there every year for some big festival.. Hope to make it there someday... Happy Anniversary!

PS I love the pink coat!

journeyinfinite said...

Dave Branson says, "Skal!"

Anonymous said...

@sh

Skagen watches are not really made in Skagen.
The Skagen Designs company was founden by the married couple Henrik og Charlotte Jorst who in 1987 moved from Copenhagen, Denmark to New York in the US. After moving to New York they founded Skagen Designs.

Henrik and Charlotte both came from northern Zealand, but has a shop and an aparment in Skagen where they spend the summer and Christmas. But Skagen Designs is based in New York where the couple has lived since 1987.

Just read the above in this recent article http://pleasure.dk/shopping/artikel/144772/

The Skagen watches has Swiss made Quartz movement.

Anonymous said...

@american in norway

Do you mean at Skagen Festival? http://www.skagenfestival.dk
http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skagen_Festival

Rachel said...

Hi, Kelli & Mads -

I'm so glad you had a nice wkend together to celebrate your first of many years together! The pictures are great and thanks so much for sharing so much info and insight to the places you go. Your blog is so much fun to read and follow!
p.s. I didn't see Albert in any of the pictures ;-)

Bluefish said...

How was the mojitos?

Looking forward for more pictures.

tina said...

Hi Kellie,
Thanks so much for your posts, I have such a great time reading them and seeing all these fabulous places! Happy Anniversary to you both!
Tina :)

Nichole said...

Skagen looks so cool and to see the seas collide like that must be amazing to see in perso.

Those mojitos looks yummy!

Jacki said...

Wonderful pictures and story to go along with them!

Skagen is among my most favorite spots in Denmark to visit. We were just there in July...here's the link to our pictures...

http://jackidyrholm.blogspot.com/2008/08/to-north.html