Irregular Posts: Rageleje, DK

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 Hej, “Danish Riviera” This is that. The sign says so; all across the north coast of Zealand, bordering the Kattegat which connects to the North Sea and the North Atlantic. I drove in to town expecting the Danish pastry…cinnamon rolls with icing, chocorugs,,,all kinds of pastry-yummies. AND I was looking for Riviera. Where were the nude beaches with the nudes? I saw winded white-caps on the waves and the Kattegat. The flags and banners snapped straight out in the winds. Perhaps after the windraindrizzleheavyrain, they’ll come down to the beach. But NO, not this Monday afternoon! Fit guys in wet suits with wind surf boards and sails arrive. Three guys, then three more. Into the surf, which is less than 50 yards away from our window onto the Kattegat, they went with their wind surf boards. We grab our cameras and put on our warm clothes and out we go to shoot. The wind howls from the purple-steel colored clouds and sends waves spray up the beach. These guys go whipping by on their boards; in, out, fall over, get up, and sail more. Cameras clicking for their approaches, and jumps, and falls, and near approaches. We shot many frames; all different but all the same. Camera batteries cry out, “I am DONE.” We head back in. Later the sun tries to peak through the clouds. Sunbeams angle out to the gray-green water. A couple has taken a seat on the bench above the beach. They watch the guys, and have some personal time for themselves. Today, Tuesday, the mornings broke partly sunny. The wind...

Irregular Posts: Copenhagen, DK

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 Hej, Sitting with a Royal Red beer and relaxing with a view of the windblown, green-gray Kattegat.  This is a section of the North Sea between Denmark and Sweden. We are in a small timeshare on the beach about an hour’s drive north of Copenhagen facing north.  The beach is just across the street and over a sandy bank with wild beach rose bushes with masses of red rose hips.  It IS a bit chilly (64F with strong winds off the Kattegat).  Three very brave women on the beach just took off their jackets, shirts, shorts, and flip flops.  They ran squealing into the winded surf.  It must be warmer in the water than out!  A couple of hours ago there were two wind surfers whizzing back and forth.  The sun is now trying to break the thick cumulus cloud layer.  Mayhaps we’ll get a ?sunset? through our window after 8PM.  I’ll just sit and wait and watch.  OHOH a dozen man bicycle team just whizzed past.  All in the same uniform and followed by a chase car “Dong Energy Bicycle Team”.   We left Boston Logan last Thursday PM.  Wow! Does that International Terminal E look old and sad.  I do not think it has changed since the first time I flew to Iceland back in 1997.  There are about a dozen gates in a terminal about a narrow football field long space. Iceland Air is very efficient and no frills in economy.  4 ½ hrs to Reykjavik, 45 minutes for easy plane change, and 2 ½ hrs to Copenhagen.  We slept most of...