Seafood Market

We were thrilled to find this fish market and restaurant at Hornbaek.  It was unbelievable.  We sampled a lot of different things.

The old photos on the walls tell a lot of stories of fishermen braving the elements here.

This was a fun bench we found nearby.

Since I’m talking about food, I’ll show some of the Danish pastries we also found while in Denmark.

 

 

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Danish Beaches

Our drive in Denmark took us along the North Sea part of the time and the Baltic Sea as well.  This is the pier at Hornbaek, along the North Sea on the northern tip of the peninsula.  It was a gorgeous day.

One of the highlights was seeing the playground fill up with children suddenly!

We even saw a brave surfer in the cold waters of the North Sea!

This is another beautiful beach –very different from the previous one–where we stopped to explore on our way back to Copenhagen.

 

 

 

Danish Castle

The B & B Chris had found for us in Denmark was far out in the country, but it happened to be right next to one of the Danish castles–Fredensborg Palace.  It’s an eloquent Baroque castle named by King Frederik IV to commemorate the end of the Great Northern War in 1722.  It’s name means “Place of Peace,” and we certainly agreed with that title.  There are walking paths all around, branching off in different directions, and it makes a great morning stroll or run for many people every day.  There are interesting groves of crazy looking trees nearby, as well as many important statues and markers.

It was a great way to start our morning in Denmark!