I was going to say it’s been awhile since I’ve done a Denmark Derby on the blog, but in all honestly, it’s feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve done much of anything. This little announcement had me floored a little more than I expected and I ended up having to take it a bit easier these last couple of months just to get caught up with my own self it seems. So as I result, I have tons of pictures to share with you from Denmark…but also Spain…and the Bahamas…and who knows where else. I’ll do my best to get caught up but in the meantime, I thought I would start with our drive to Stevn’s Klint.
Believe it or not, this was back in the beginning of May, right when it seemed like spring was a real possibility in Denmark. We then fast tracked to beautiful summer weather here but ever since getting back from London last week, its seems like Autumn arrived in August when somehow I wasn’t looking. What happened??? I almost have to look at all these spring pictures all over again to remind myself that while I think we’re in it for the long haul with the rains and the winds and the drafts and the dark starting about now, it’s still only temporary…
You might start to notice that Stevn’s Klint looks a whole lot like Mons Klint. It does…same kind of thing except for that this series of chalky cliffs is smaller in overall length and on the island of Zealand. However, there are a couple of additional kickers. On the more pre-historic side of things, this place is full of fossils just as they were in Mons Klint. When you pick them up, you realize just how chalky it all is – which probably explains why a chunk of that church just flat out fell off into the ocean circa 1912….makes you a little nervous walking around, but viewing the church is completely worth it.
But for more post-war history buffs, the area was actually a top secret underground fortress in the cold war era, with plenty of ammo hidden around in case things came to ahead. There’s a full underground tunnel system, which apparently you can tour. We unfortunately came a little late in the day for that but I’d easily go back since I have to admit I’m pretty curious as to how they got that whole system in there without anyone really knowing about it.
Around the area are some beautiful walks, and of course a picnic area (um, it’s Denmark!) – and a little more official tourist information can be found on their dedicated site.
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