Denmark, a visit inspired by a cache in my honor

8 01 2009

When I learned that Vels in Denmark had hidden a cache for each of the top ten cachers, I knew I had to go find it, since I’d be staying so close in Northern Germany. Fortunately, my exchange sister, Gerlinde, has a penchant for adventure equivalent to mine, so off we went, following the maps in my iPhone, to find caches in the next country over.

It was the shortest day of the year, so the sun only got this high:
noonsun

The first cache we found was at a rest stop, and it was a film can – but a really nice variation of the hide:
Highway stop….Kongsted

Gerlinde.fi signs the log book:
dk1stcache

Here are Jakob and Tina Vels, the cache hiders of the one in my honor:
withvels1

They forgot where they put it, as they’ve hidden over 60 in this park:
dkvels

I’ll need to come back to find the rest – we only had time for four:
Statcache 33 Worldtop10 – 3 EMC of Northridge, CA
Statcache F – vores alle sammens godkender
Statcache 34 Worldtop10 – 4 DavidT21 & Fisherwoman
Statcache 35 Worldtop10 – 5 Ecorangers

OK, all you other Top Ten cachers… get yourselves to DK and find your caches!

After that, we went with them to a large sculpture garden with the art of Rudolph Tegner (1873-1950). I thought his work showed more realism than would be expected, considering his influences, but we only saw the outdoor part.
More on the artist:
on wikipedia
and a link to the museum, which is out in a rural part of northern Denmark.

We found two caches, one which Vels had DNFd before and walked right up to that day!
Kunstskatten
Elna

The weather was brisk and windy, but the views were marvelous and sweeping, so the experience was exhilarating.

statue1
statue2
statueview

Our trek to the next country over took us along the northern coast of Denmark.

The Baltic Sea is really foamy:
balticfoam

I’ve googled “what is sea foam?” and it would seem to be a mysterious substance. Anyone know about it?

We drove by Hamlet’s castle! Is something rotten in Denmark? Ah… so many quotes, so little blog space….

Next week – our third country in one day: Sweden!

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3 responses

10 01 2009
tonka_boy

I thought sea foam was a fuel additive that you used to keep moisture out of boat gas tanks. I did the same search as you, and it seems that sea foam is much, much more.

Are those pictures taken with your iPhone?

10 01 2009
Elin Carlson

The photos and videos on this blog are taken with my Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS – and I love the fact that sea foam is such a mystery!

10 01 2009
Brian O'Connell

To be… a nice shot of our heroine in front of Hamlets’s castle.
or not to be… that darn wind ruining the audio and minimizing the impact of those famous words.

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