I have had a varied three days since leaving Copenhagen.
The first day started out great, with a nice clear sky and good cycling tracks to follow. Only I managed to follow them too closely and walked 3 or 4 km in the wrong direction at one stage before I discovered my error. Still it was a nice day and late in the afternoon I figured I had “earned” myself a nice, big Danish icecream cone. Although I hadn’t covered as much distance as I had hoped, I decided to make camp early as the sky was starting to look very threatening. Just as well as by the time I was pitching the tent, the wind was blowing quite strongly. It was an exercise in pitching the tent in a storm. The tents around me were flapping in the wind and I was pleased with my solid, seemingly stable tent when I was finished.
How not to do it….
As I crawled inside, the thunderstorm started in earnest. Wind gusts, thunder and lightning and heavy rain. I lay down in comfort as I listened to my neighbours rush about trying to stop their tents from blowing away while getting soaked in the pouring rain .
Sunday started out nice enough, but soon turned into a slog through rain gusts. One minute sunshine, next heavy rain and strong winds. Even had to get out my gore-tex rain pants for the first time. At least it wasn’t raining when I approached Køge and set up the tent for the night.
But today, Monday the weather has been great. Walking along the seaside during the morning and then cutting across some fields during the afternoon. Today it wasn’t the rain pants that got used but my sun hat!