This morning we drove to Aarhus. We had planned to park out of town and cycle in but the weather forecast for the afternoon was for heavy rain so instead we got there early and parked in the small car park at ARoS. Parking the van in town centres in Europe can be tricky as multi-story car parks tend to dominate and we’re too high to fit in!
We had been recommended a visit to the library at the docks and so we thought we’d wander down there while the weather was still ok. It was simply amazing. It was a huge public space, full of interesting design, fun things for kids, cosy spaces to read, and even some books!
We had spotted Aarhus Street Food on our way to the library so stopped there for an early lunch on the way back to ARoS. Good variety of food and drink on offer, and we even managed to secure some cheesecake to go with our coffee later on (no pastries today!)
Then into ARoS, an Art Museum (which claims to be one of Europe’s largest, and who am I to argue?) with a series of galleries topped off by the rather fabulous “panorama rainbow” – a walkway ring glazed with different coloured glass. The museum occupied us for longer than we expected (we’re lightweights when it comes to museums and galleries) with some interesting, inspiring, thought provoking and fun pieces.
It definitely looked like we could have occupied more time here but it was pouring with rain so we headed off to our overnight stop, a car-park by a lighthouse, Sletterhage Fyr. The drive there started on the motorway then onto country lanes which got fairly narrow by the end – slightly entertaining in a right-hand drive van! The Fyr is another fabulous stop, we’re parked overlooking the beach with the lighthouse, a trailer-cafe and a toilet. The rain eventually stopped (though it’s still pretty breezy) so we managed a walk along the beach.