Friday, September 3, 2010


Interactions abound, there are so many opportunities for ... Fast Food and Fresh Water!

A grey crow on a bathing warf on the way to Kerteminde. He/she liked rye bread a lot!

Hungry Gulls in Kerteminde, when we were there to look at the gallery we will be exhibiting at in a little more than a week.

Young gull relaxing in a fountain in Kristiansand, a good place for a freshwater drink after having travelled the salty ocean for a while.

A strandskade (Danish), Tjeld (Norwegian) and ... I don't know what in English, however he and his buddy/wife sure enjoyed and got themselves a few nice worm-snacks in this little sandy area right next to the old fortress by the bay in Kristiansand.

Around the next corner was a beautiful fountain and once again someone was taking full advantage of the fresh water opportunities, and right on top of the fountain too.

All ocean birds, well except the thirsty pigeon, happy to keep their thirst down with fresh water and also I am sure, even for the ones who are not on top of the table, keeping an eye on any other available piece of nutrition in their vicinity.
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Initial travels to get to Sorlandet

Koebenhavns Hovedbanegaard, heading out to Randers and visiting family!

We left early in the morning on the train from Randers and after only one hour aboard it was time to change in Horsens.

We only had a wait of about 35 mins or so, just enough for a necessary run to you know where and then a few nature observations.

A Danish Solsort/blackbird, resembling closely the north american robin, only its European cousin has a song with more notes in it, thus when I first came to Canada I often wanted to whistle a continuation to the song of the Robin in my back yard. After more than 20 years I seem to have gotten used to it, but..... I do rejoice in the sound of the solsort while here in Europe.

Hamburg Hauptbahnhoff - just past lunch another half hour or so of waiting for the next train to take us to Bremen from where we jumped on a regional train which took us all the way to Bremerhaven, all in all travel time for that day amounted to about 8 hours, and it was pleasant and interesting all along, travelling by train truly is my most favorite mode of transportation.

And when I reached my room at HavenHostel in Bremerhaven (where by the way the main colour of my room was RED how lucky can one get!) some of the crews from the tall ship fleet were doing a loud envigorating walk about, right outside my windows!

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Energy efficiency

Everywhere we turn here there are windmills, people are talking about getting their solar panels hooked up and ready and others have their furnaces and heating systems changed out completely to become more energy efficient.

These are just small gatherings of windmills, on the way through Germany we saw, well, I want to say hundreds in big windmill parks, but I didn't mange to count, so perhaps it suffices to say there were lots and lots in places.

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Shapes on roofs and houses in Randers

Not many words ready to come out her, but, there is great feasting in my eyes when I look around and discover ... Textures and colours which make me smile.

.........................This was on the right side of the house

....................On the left side of the house

..........................Towards the back

........................And across the street, eyecandy every where I turn of the best and tastiest kind!