We made our first deviation from our rough schedule today. We had pencilled in a visit to Odense later in the trip on our way back through Denmark. I was keen to visit Odense because it is supposed to be one of Denmark’s top cycling cities and I was interested in seeing how their infrastructure compares with some of the places we’ve visited in The Netherlands and we decided we could fit this in today. Susan was quite happy to come along for the ride. I’m sure this had nothing to do with the fact there was every chance of finding another bakery…
We parked up by an open-air swimming pool on the edge of town and cycled in, had a quick wander round the city centre and then followed a cycle sort-of-tour map round some parts of the city, followed by free-styling it back down randomly chosen roads.
We had a really pleasant morning, and Odense seemed like a nice place, with lots of parks and water (which makes a city for me) but the cycling was, while miles better than the UK, disappointing. I’ll return to the cycling infrastructure theme in a dedicated post later, so normal people can ignore it! We did, however, find even better pastries than yesterday, which was a top result.
We then moved on to Fredericia, where we have taken up position at the Motorhome stopover right on the water front. Typing this I have been interrupted by porpoises popping up right in front off us. Sorry, no photos, I am too slow! We also had a great cycle ride around the moat of Fredericia Vold (a 17th Century Fortress) and the lovely beach. For a fairly randomly chosen stopover this has been fabulous.