After the wet weather the day before we woke up to beautiful sunshine although windy. We decided to head to the west coast of Central Jutland for some beach time!
The area we drove to was called the Holmsland Klit, a thin neck of sand and dunes which stretches 35km from north to south separating the North Sea from Ringkøbing Fjord.
On reaching the southern end of the neck we decided it was time for a walk across the sand dunes onto the beach. The beach was white sand, went on for miles and was deserted except for the odd tourists like us. Daisy enjoyed a good romp on the beach although still we cannot get her to go in the water! Is she a Labrador?
After our walk along the beach we headed to the fishing port of Hvide Sande (or white sands). It was here in 1931 a lock was built as the strong winds on the west coast had caused sand migration which would have blocked the passage of fishing boats from Ringkøbing to the North Sea. The town was not much but the harbour was a real working harbour.
Further along we came to the Lyngvig lighthouse. Heather loves lighthouses and always takes an opportunity to climb one. Tonty sat at the bottom with Daisy trying to shelter from the wind. The lighthouse was built in 1906 and the last lighthouse to be built along the Jutland west coast. At 38 metres tall the lighthouse is the highest located lighthouse in Denmark. The lighthouse is situated on a 15metre high dune. There were a total of 228 steps to climb and the last bit was through a small hatch onto the platform at the top. The views were worth the climb and you could see for miles.
After Heather’s return back to ground level we realised time had gone on so we decided to head to the fishing town of Ringkøbing for afternoon tea, When we got there everything was closed except the local bakery where we tried one of the local almond tarts before heading back to base.