After all the travelling of the last 3 days we decided to stay out at Aabenraa for two nights and headed out for a cycle. We planned to combine a nature route with cultural route and more importantly a diversion to go an buy the archetypal Danish pastry. Heading off up a very steep road into the local woods we found only occasional, rather random, sign-posting of the route, certainly not enough for us to follow without the help of the map we had printed. The track from the woods finished at a main road with a tiny over-grown loose pebble cycle path beside it, we were not impressed.
However the route continued beside the fjord, with nice wide paths great views and separated from the traffic. We spotted some unusual looking sculptures and found a fascinating exhibition – I’ll make a dedicated post about that soon.
The next challenge was to find a bakery, a task we eventually succeeded in. Moving onto the cultural trail was not successful; we managed to get lost and missed out on our cultural education for the day!
A bit of shopping at the local Lidl left us impressed with the fact that the cycle parking even came with an air pump – Lidl in Newport can’t even manage cycle parking.
Back at the van we indulged in our pastries; a sort of marzipan and creme patisserie concoction and a rhubarb cake with a crumble topping – we may have eaten the leftovers for a naughty breakfast the next day. There was even time for a bit of crochet.
Rebekah, at this stage, was getting worried about the vegetable content of our diet, only seeing pictures of delicious pastries and ice-creams, so we assured here that we were getting our 5-a-day too!