DENMARK: Visiting the 70-million-year-old chalk cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint), + fishing in a quiet Norwegian lake

Last summer, I went to Denmark by bus to visit my eldest sister and her family. The plan was to visit the gorgeous cliffs of limestone and chalk in the Danish coast about 2 hours away from the capital city. The cliffs are about 128 meters in height, and about 7 kilometers in length. My sister had been there before, so she kind of knew what to expect. But not me..

The weather was awesome – hot and sunny. The Geocenter Møns Klint has an exhibition of how the cliffs developed, and a museum shop where people can buy souvenirs. That is also where people can park, when traveling with cars, and enjoy some packed lunch in one of the benches under the shady trees.

We did just that before going down the staircase with 497-steps down to the beach! It was pretty exhausting. But it’s possible to stop, have some water, and gaze at the seacoast from a distance. I couldn’t imagine how worse it would be without the lovely wild trees in the whole area. When we did the climbing up and down, I was still suffering from plantar fascitis, and my sister had asthma. But we did it – and here are some shots from the “hike”.

There’s always the danger of erosion or landslide, so one has to be careful. But down the beach, there were people enjoying themselves, sunbathing and actually swimming!

If you don’t feel like sweating a lot using the stairs, you can also go to the boardwalk, which also provides amazing views of the coast.

We spent a day in the trip, including the driving. It was amazing to finally witness the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Denmark.

I took the bus home after a couple days at my sister’s. And even if it was August, nothing stopped the rain from coming. Typical Scandinavian summer. 🙂

As soon as I got back in Norway, Carl invited me to go fishing in a quiet and relaxing lake. I ate the red eggs and rice that my sister packed for me, and just enjoyed the peaceful time with my husband. He didn’t catch any, but we saw many adorable sheep!

Oh, I can’t wait for the summer days to come again, although I’m set to work the whole of summer in the hospital. I’d still make the most of it during the free days. 🙂 #spreadloveandpositivevibes



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