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He Returns Vacationated

I spent the past week with my family on Rømø* in a rented summer cottage. The cottage was secreted away between trees and the heath, giving us a great view of the sunsets and making it a safe playground for the kids. We also spent a lot of time by the beach and taking small half-day trips to local sights, such as watching fishermen unloading their catch at the small harbor.

We spent some time with mother nature too. Rømø is an island located in the Wadden Sea, which means it's made mostly of sand and very flat. The vegetation is mostly low and bent by the prevailing westerly wind, and the two-meter difference between ebb and flow leave huge areas free of water at low tide.

And we had visitors. Mrs. D's parents, and friends from Copenhagen. The latter took us to an outdoor Viking museum near Ribe*, where we got a good look at everyday life 1000 years ago, including animal husbandry, daily chores, and warrior training.

All in all: A great time.

* Yes, thats a real name. Never mind the pronounciation. 


In a world of small Vikings, the cows are always big...

Obviously Viking cows need food to grow THAT big.

Real live Vikings teaching the young ones to use the shield wall formation.  

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threeoutside
Jul. 24th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
Great photos, Jakob! Glad you had such a wonderful vacation. It sounds lovely.
jakobdrud
Jul. 25th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Thanks, we had a great time. This place was only 3 hours' drive away from our home, but so many things looked different. Very good for getting away from the daily routines.
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jakobdrud
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
:-)
ckastens
Jul. 25th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
A viking vacation!?!?!?! I am sooo envious...
jakobdrud
Jul. 26th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Just for a day, but it was great :-) Some of the 'villagers' had been doing it for a long time, though. There were a good handful of Germans who might have been taking their vacation there, and they seemed to know each other well.
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