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Av EvaLena Hallgren - 10 augusti 2015 09:57

At 5 am thismorning Mom got me out of bed for a bath. The reason is she wanted it done before anyone else was up, since she had found a great bathtub for babies (no dogs allowed) besides having to get up so early it feels good to be clean.

 

Weatheer is gray and gloomy, so we'll pack up and head to Sweden..................at least that's the plan, but you you know everything could change in a minute....

OK, I do know that this trip is costing money, but bank robbery ?????  MOM I had nothing to do with it, my paws are clean....................you're on your own on this one.................

yesterday morning Mom went for her early walk watching the sunrise.................I don't care how pretty it is, I'll rather sleep.

     


this would be a great house to own, right on the water

 

seagulls shedding ..............or maybe they had a fight ?

 

 

this farmer is kicking up a lot of dust...............not good for breathing, but cool to look at

 

   

Mom almost thought of going for a swim ....................but noooooooo too cold

 

 


OK, Mom I really wish you'll put the camera down and drive..........especially in a round about when you don't know where you're going...............but, but that's a really cool car....

 

OK that spelling is not fooling me,I can read and just because it's an å, it's still reads boring.................. I'm NOT going to a place that's boring.................why would we ?  

 

time to pack up and move on.......

 


ANNONS
Av EvaLena Hallgren - 9 augusti 2015 07:29

 Yupp, sure enough we did get to Legoland, but I was a little worried since most of the night it was raining. We stayed at a field by a farm house, and as ususal Mom was up by the early dawn, and there was a big black cloud up above. 

Still as soon as Mom had her coffee, and me my morning run, we went to a completely empty parking lot at Legoland, parked and waited..........and that was a smart thing to do, because by 9.30, the clouds broke up, the lot exploded with cars and it looked like it was going to be an OK day. Yes I was able to come along in my carriage, and again Mom had to put up with a lot of comments and giggles about that...............but who cares .......

 

 The first Legoland was opened more than 40 years ago in 1968 in BILLUND, Denmark and it is also the park using the highest number of Lego bricks - over 58 million pieces.......(who counted ?)

The largest Lego-themed park in the world is in Orlando Florida which opened in late 2011, but Mom has been there (no dogs in that park ) and she wasn't impressed.

This park on the other hand is amazing, sure it's mostly geared to kids, but .................yeah, who cares, Mom is a kid at hart. 

This is a scene from Copenhagen we just visited.

   

and here's Amsteram

 

 

The details and all the interactive moving parts sure made it interesting even for adults.

This is Sweden and the Channel with all it's locks, that we visited last time we where here with Adrienne..

   

and yes the boat was moving along...........

here's a very well known hotel by one of the channels

 

Swedish midsummer, and a guy fixing his Volvo

 

   

I found a little friend who didn't think it's weird me sitting in a carriage, I liked her

 

 


This of course is the capitol, and we all know that lady in NY harbor......and the guys on the mountain.........the pigeon is not part of the display,  but we know how they like statues...........

   

 

 


here's fishermen on a bridge in Holland, and a guy out on a whale watching cruise 

 

           

 

They had all different scenes, a little indian town, where you can cook your own hot dog wrapped in dough, on an open fire. Notice the only one wearing a feather playing the game is the old guy ..........

     

 

They even paid tribute to me visiting.................yeah right 

 

This dog should see a doctor, he never stopped peeing ???

 

    

 

Now we're in Norway ..........

     

Every winter all the little pieces and people are taken in to be washed...............

The small details really impressed, you had to look closley to notice all the work they put in to it. 

 

   

look at that guy carrying all the packages for the lady shopping..........

 

 

 

 

A kodak moment

 


  

In the pirate cove there was a lot of shark swimming around, but I don't think they were hungry, because the little duck baby didn't looke scared at all.

 

 

Mom got a real kick out of these signs for the bathrooms

 

 

they had legocars, kids could drive and get traffic lessons, they even had their own police woman with a radar gun.

 

and of course they had a zoo

     

HEY,HEY..........where is this guy taking me ? .........MOOOOOMM.............I didn't do it ..........I swear...

 

 

 

Here's Cape Canaveral, which is close to where I live in Florida............sure, they had this in Orlando also, but this one was narrated in English ! and they made a pretend launch, with count down,smoke, fire and boom......and.............it was awesome

 

Here's the snoring guy who's twin is snoring in Florida............must be a tired family 

 

 

we spent almost all day here exploring, and when we finaly left, both exhausted, Mom said we should drive towards Copenhagen and get back to Sweden.

 

 

When we stopped so I could smell the flowers ;-)

 


 

 she had changed her plans, (what else is new) after we went over the first bridge, to the middle island called FYN, she noticed a campsite right on the beach...........a place called VEJLBY FED and off we went.

The place is great, clean and inexpensive and a few steps to the water..........we'll stay here for at least 2 nights, and maybe, just maybe Mom will go for a swim ..................I would if she let me..........

 

This is how the country of Denmark looks like, we have been a bit in to the blue part, which is the only part of Denmark that's attached to main land. (Germany) Right now we are in the green part at the X, and Copenhagen is located on the right side of the purple part.

 

 

can you see the X where we are now ?

 

 

 


all is great..........

see you tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANNONS
Av EvaLena Hallgren - 7 augusti 2015 07:48

So we left ODENSE in the afternoon after walking around for hours. The entire town is like a mace. Mom couldn't find her way around even with a map, so we ( SHE ) did a lot of walking. I sat in my ride checking everything out, and it was a good thing since it was sooo crowded, I would risked getting stepped on.

 

Odense is Denmarks third largest city, and here's a very interesting statue ..........????

 

 

 

some very interesting people too, and bikes ,bikes ,bikes

 

we had to cross another bridge to get here, since this town is located on an island named FYN.The bridge is 18 km. long

 

Odense is the birthplace of H.C.Andersen, and they have special tours to walk in his footsteps.........Mom thought that was too crowded and hot so forget about it............and here the man  himself is melting on the sidewalk.

 

 

Lots of interesting buildings here, but for some reason Mom wasn't all that  inspired to do anyting. She said she had enough of big cities,and since almost every Dane smokes, she's having a hard time with her allergies again.

       

we sat down for lunch at an outdoor cafe, and had "smörrebröd" which is an open sandwich. In this case it was 3 of them. I did get a lot of the roastbeef, which Mom considered too well done........I thought it was great.......... 

Food in Denmark is AMAZING, you can't get a bad meal here, and let's not talk about their pasteries............wooohoooo yummmm

 

Here's proof that most Danes smoke.................or ??

 

   

 

In the afternon we continued to a town called HORSENS, which is a town on the "main"part of Denmark, this part is attatched to Germany. On the highway Mom was wondering about these painted white markings ?? After asking around she found out it's markings to avoid rubbernecking. You're suppposed to be able to see a certain amount of marks depending of your speed..........not a bad idea 

 

 

 

It's still very sunny and warm, in the eighties, just right if I may say so.....................have no clue as to where we'll be going today, but I thought I heard something about Legoland ..........but that's for kids ?? 

so what ? om says................well as long as I don't get to stay and watch Lucy again ............Danes are OK with dogs almost everywhere she tells me, so we'll see....................

until than.................see ya

 

 

 

 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 5 augusti 2015 19:38

Tonight we are in ODENSE, the birthplace of HC Andersen, and Mom is doing laundry. We didn't leave Copenhagen until afternoon, because Mom had thought of going back to Sweden since we had a horrid rainstorm last night, and any further trip would have been no fun. The thunder and lightning was so awful I was shaking hard...........I know I know, Mom keep saying it's no danger, but it's hard for me to believe that. Anyway around noon it started to clear up and it got sunny again, so off we went.

 

But first let me  continue in Copenhagen, we biked ( ok, I rode) another full day, and we went to Rosenborg castle in the middle of the city.

   

The Rosenborg  is another  renaisseance castle, and it  was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian's IV many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch  style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624

 

 

 The Rosenborg Castle Garden is the country's oldest royal garden and was embellished in the Renaissance style by Christian IV shortly before the construction of the main castle. Today, the gardens are a popular retreat for the people of Copenhagen, and attract an estimated 2.5 million visitors every year.............the scent of all the roses gave Moms allergies a lot of troubles

     

 

Lots of people laying around reading and napping.......and some of them looks like Americans ?

 

 

 

Next to the castle are barracks where the Royal life guards is garrisoned. ..........here's new guys getting trained to guard the castle and the queen..............It's hot, and they had to wear those bearskin hats...............it's silly I think.. How could they run after crooks in them ??

   

 

This guy already knows his stuff.............

 

  

so here he is protecting a stonefaced Queen...............

 

 

 

We continued biking to Moms favorite place when she was a puppy, but it doesn't even look close to what it was 40 years ago..................NOW it's super crowded with tourists, and wall to wall restaurants. 

Back than it was tattoo parlors, bars and sailors............

     

Not sure what this is supposed to mean, but maybe it has something to do with couples getting married, the locks has names on them .

Guess they  just throw the key in the canal, so there's no way of getting dethatched ?

 

 

we wanted to sit down and get a bite to eat, so Mom managed to get a spot for her bike, but first she had to move me to the back basket, since there was no way of getting me out from the front...

 

   

I found a great seat with this guy, who is biking tourists around for money............puh what a job !!!!!

 

  

 

Artists sho




    

 

This guy was MOm's favorite, a guy looking so happy just as long as someone was listening........we didn't see a hat or anything where he was begging for money ???

 

The art museum 

 

 


another guy pointing to us in the street ................now what's Mom doing wrong ??

 

 

oh well, we're finally heading back to Lucy, after a long day in the city.........and like I said, EVERYBODY is biking............and fast.........Mom is still not keeping up,and when she stops to take pictures of something we're in trouble, because we're in their way...............

just GO !!!!! we don't need pictures I say ...........ok, ok now i don't even remember what I'm taking pictures off ........

 

     

 

Forget about it, just keep pedaling .................

 

   


All over the place it's construction, I think all of Denmark is getting a facelift, even in the country side there is diggings and pavings and cranes ...........and

 

   

This must be some kind of greenhouse ?  or one of those experiental self contained housing ...........who knows, big city is making me tired..........

 

 

 


 laundry is done, and it's time for my evening walk ............see you tomorrow

 

 

 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 4 augusti 2015 18:14

We have been in Copenhagen for 2 days now, and boy do I have a lot show and tell, but let me finish the story from our previous stay. 

There was beautiful bike paths everywhere and Mom happy as a lark pedaled me around everywhere.

Here we saw some really cute longhaired cows. They even had their own schratching post, and a pond to swim.

     

We passed several small fishing villages and marinas, all looking pretty much the same.

 

turning around going back home, we met some race bikers who said something not so nice, and pointed to the other side. We kept looking but didn't see anything, so Mom said these race bikers are always in a hurry and want the entire road to themselves. ..........not to worry, but than .....................another regular guy came, and he too pointed to the other side saying something in a tone that didn't sound nice ? Mom ! you're doing something wrong I said, fix it, I don't like this at all..............oki doki. 
MOm finally realized there's a bikepath on BOTH sides, and apparantly it's real important to be on the right side ? Oh in Florida we bike on either side and get along ...........there's plenty of room for both of us...........ok so when in Rome you know.............Mom changed side and all is well...................until we got in to Copenhagen...............OMG
Here I was put on bikewatch while MOm ran in to the supermarket, she locked my collar to the bike, so what choice did I have ??
 
 
 

In the evening Mom painted the rocks she got from our last stop, 

 

on the evening walk we saw these pretty flowers and thistles

   

SO now to Copenhagen, we're staying at a place called Citycamp, it's dusty and primitive, but the location makes it all worth it. As soon as we got things in order we pedaled in to the city and let me tell you guys, everybody is biking, and by that I mean EVERYBODY. Mom is too slow, and can't keep up so we get passed all the time. 

Now, apparently there’s a whole bunch of rules too. Of course you stop at the light, but if you’re going to stop and turn at the light you put up your hand, right for right turn and...... .well you get the picture.. If you’re turning without stopping, you just put your arm out in that direction. ok
All this is done very very fast, Mom doesn’t have a chance in hell to keep up, so I just duck down in my basket and  pretend not being alive. ..............in any event, the way this is going it may come true.............
look, there's so many bikes they have several levels of parking
 
 
here we go ............
 
Look Mom , we can rent an electric bike, and than maybe you can keep up with traffic..............................no way no how, she says, this is good enough, or you'll walk ...........
 
 
Sorry Mom..........
 
 
This guy is very nice to his dog giving it shelter while he's preforming for the people
 
We're at the main street called Stroget,and here's always all kind of street artists, this guy is just standing still ??  and that's an art ?
 
it is very crowded on this street, so thankfully Mom walked with the bike, and even that was difficult
 
         
these kind of bikes are a common sight here
 
 
let's get one please please, I would get so much more room, and I can have ...................forget about it
 
    
 
 
Mom decided to get away from the crowds and go to CHRISTIANIA, which is a "free town" that the hippies occupied 40 something years ago.
NONONO, shit MOm are you sure this is the right place ? it looks a little................seedy ???
 
 
Yeah, no worries we'll be fine. A lot of artists live here, and Mom had the best lunch and a smoothie to die for, ALL organic, fresh and you know what..........
 
For some reason you werent allowed to take any pictures on what was called Pushers street, but you know how Mom is, she snuck in one anyway..........behind those curtains they were selling mariuana, and it's NOT legal, but after cops constant raids trying to stop it, they finally gave up ..........and now they say it's keeping the heavier drugs out .............???
 
      

Christiania covers an area of more than 85 acres
and houses almost one thousand inhabitants, but every year, more than a million people visit the Freetown. Some of them use Christiania almost every day, others pay a quick visit to the village in the middle of Copenhagen. Christiania is thus one of the greatest tourist attractions in Copenhagen, and abroad it is a well-known “brand” for the progressive and liberated Danish lifestyle. Many Danish businesses and organizations also use Christiania as a show place for their foreign friends and guests. The purpose is to show something Danish that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

       


In November 2008 Christiania brought on a court case against the state concerning the collective use of the total area and identity of Christiania. A part of this court case about the individual citizens of Christiania’s right to their houses or businesses was held in March 2009. The verdict in the High Court on May 26, 2009 was in both cases negative towards Christiania, which lost both cases. Christiania appealed both cases to the Supreme Court and on February 11, 2011 Christiania lost again!

Then soon after this the state made Christiania an offer to buy buildings and land in the ‘city area’, buying buildings and renting land in the ‘suburbs’ and renting buildings and land in ‘the country side’.

 

       



Christiania decided to accept the offer and July 1, 2012 a Foundation was created to buy Christiania for 125 mill. Danish kr. (= 16.8 mill. Euros). Of this amount 40 mill. Danish kr. were deducted from the price because Christiania had promised to renovate and maintain water, sewages, electricity, rights of ways and the rural spaces.

Extra 30 mill. Danish kr. can also be deducted from the original amount, if projects done on any of the listed buildings or land is made in agreement with the state.
Yes – Christiania is an open area for everybody to use. So Welcome!
Yes – People in Christiania pay rent. (Every adult above the age of 18 pays a monthly fee of 1.200 Danish kr. (= 160 Euros). On top of this one has to pay for the amount of space one occupies (Square meter payment). The money goes to pay the mortgage and the 5 children institutions run by Christiania, the technical management (water, sewage, building maintenance and open areas.)
On top of this every citizen and business are meant to take care and pay for the maintenance of their own housing. Houses, living space or business space cannot be bought or sold, so people who leave Christiania will not have compensation for their investments in Christiania’s house or land.

Yes – Christiania pays building tax to the city of Copenhagen

Yes – Christiania has had agreements, so called “treaties” with all the different governments of Denmark since 1972.

No – There are not any illegal houses or living space in Christiania.

The government has said that Christiania could remain an alternative-lifestyle community as long as residents obeyed the law, paid rent and stopped selling drugs................which they obviously have NOT

The enclave took root in 1971 when dozens of hippies moved into a derelict 18th-century fort on state-owned land. In 1987 Christiania, the name residents gave to the fort, was recognised as a "social experiment" and people living there were later given the right to use the land, but not permitted ownership. The government now wants to end that agreement.

This bikeshop should have a booming business

 

there's a lot jamming here too, the guy in red pants could hardly stand up, drunk or something, but he sure could play the guitar........

 

 

and this kid listening very intent.....

 

 

I can see why the government would like to get this property back, it's beautiful waterfront, and we biked a very nice path, with gorgeous flowers. Not all houses looked like they could handle a winter tough.

       

   

 

OK enough of this place,now we need to get back, and I for one are not trusting Mom to 100% on this one. We've been pedaling in so many directions ?? .............Piece of cake she says,........... and we get lost...........just a few blocks she said, no panic.

Copenhagen has a lot of canals, and we were on the wrong side to make it back, we only need to find a bridge .

 

and we're staying where those 3 chimenys are..................

 

 

 

Ok, we made it back, but let me tell you , Mom was pretty beat,and we went early to bed. 

We did it again for one more day, and I'll tel you about that tomorrow............

It's really time to make supper now, and take me for my evening walk 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Av EvaLena Hallgren - 2 augusti 2015 20:37

A new month, and finally a nice warm day ...............woohooo..............we have been riding the bike all day on the coastline of Denmark......

But first I have to continue where I left off.

As usual Mom gets up way too early, I don't see the point ? we usually aren't going anywhere before noon anyway......first she makes coffee and than she HAS to clean ............you're right Lotta she's Obsessed ...

 

I try to stay in bed, but of course here comes the hurricane and everything has to be shaken and dusted and ......and and 

 

Oh well, I can't complain it's pretty nice up here in the alcove, and I can go back and nap on the front seat after my breakfast, treat and morning pee..........

 

Behind this door is my treats....................and don't you forget it ............

Before crossing the bridge we drove around on small country roads to see if there was anything we missed.  Mom had to pull over to answer the phone and there was these cute little girls giving treats to some big curly dogs.....................sheep Mom says.............oh yeah I remember..............I learned they play dead when in danger and wait for a chance to escape........... 

   

We're in farm country so it's a nice slow drive, and it smells funky ? ever since we got here Mom has been scrubbing the toilet over and over, almost accusing me on peeing inside ??................it's the OCEAN Mom !!! 

 

   


There's an awful lot of foam in the water ??? is it the Danes Laundry day  maybe ?

 


It smells funky from a lot of farm equipment too......................and when the farmes spread the shit.......uuuhhh ohhhh...stinky says Mom.............I say interesting.

 

 

We're now at the most southern point of Sweden,SMYGEHUK and there's a "clump" here too, just like in the Keys, but I can guarantee it's more than 90 miles to Cuba from here...

Limestone has been quarried in the area,and the "clump" is a kiln for burning the limestones, which was used for mortar and render, to white-wash houses.

 

The Merchant's Store was built at the beginning of the 19th century and was one of four trading posts here. Rumour has it that the store was used as a smugglers den during the Napoleonic war. It's a reminder of the hey-days of the maritime era, but now it's a tourist office, art and handicraft exhibitions, a cafe for "fika", and a whole host of summer events.

   

Mom met a lady that quilts, they chatted for some time..........and me as patient as usal just laid down and waited........what they talked about ?  .............I heard it all already

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In this province they combined the Swedish and the Danish flag and made it their own. Yellow from the Swedish, and red from the Danish. The Danish,which by the way is the The oldest, continuously used national flag. The current design of a white Scandinavian cross on a red back ground was adopted in 1625 and its square shape in 1748. In Denmark it is known as the 'Dannebrog' or 'Danish cloth'. Although Denmark was never part of the Roman Empire, similar designs were used by the Empire to represent provinces, as the white cross is symbolic of Christianity. The Scandinavian cross has its horizontal stripe slightly to the left hand side of the square as you face it...........

A guy came and showed off in his Ferrrari ...........not a very common car in Sweden, so it caused a lot of stares

 


this lady is making suet baskets  for the birds in the winter. I think it's branches from a willow tree she's using ...........Mom thought of getting one, but thinking the suet would melt in Florida..

 

 

 


A mini meatball factory,and I tried to talk the little girl in to getting me some balls, but she could have cared less about me ? strange kid ? very strange ?  maybe she wanted all the meatballs for herself ? 

 

 

There's a lot of windmills in the ocean

   


OK, so now we're finally ready to make the trip over the bridge and in to the tunnel to Denmark, cost about $ 55.00 each way. We're lucky Lucy is as short as she is, or the price would have been twice as much.

 

 

The Öresund bridge, is a double-track railway and road bridge across the strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island , which lies in the middle of the strait. The crossing of the strait is completed by a 4 km (2.5-mile) underwater tunnel on the Danish side. 

The Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. A data cable also uses the bridge to carry all Internet data transmission for Finland

 The justification for the additional expenditure and complexity related to digging a tunnel for part of the way, rather than raising that section of the bridge, was to avoid interfering with air traffic from the nearby Copenhagen airport,and to provide a clear channel for ships in good weather or bad, and to prevent ice floes from blocking the strait. 

 

     

We went North and to a town called HILLEROD, because Mom had decided she wanted to see Frederiksborg castle again................she was here more than 40 years ago ..................it was built in the first decades of the 17th century by King Christian IV, and is the largest and best kept renaissance architecture and craftmanship..............it's so ornate and gaudy so I think it'll make even Donald Trumps hair stand up..

 



We parked in the beautiful garden so I got to run before I got back on Lucy watch.  I don't care much about all this old stuff anyway..............but the garden was awesome.

       

there was this pond with pink lillys, I don't understand why I wasn't allowed to go for a swim ? becaue I just had a shower Mom said ..........but I rather swim 

 

looks like this lady just passed some wind ??   ;-)

 

These trees looks like spooky trolls !!!

 

This is a gate house ?

 

So at the front entrance is this giant fountain, and...............

well, for the people that's interested in knowing more about this place...........here's a link 

http://www.dnm.dk/UK/Forside.htm

         

Inside all rooms, every ceiling was either painted or had all little carvings on them...............people must have spent a lot of time laying on their backs looking up back than ?

           

I think my buddy Max would love to have this painting over his bed......but he'll need a bigger bedroom first...............and permission from his boss  ;-)

 

This was a cabinet that truly impressed Mom, it looks like a pitbull.............(.it was difficult to get good pictures in hre, since no flash was allowed) to use the wood grain so perfectly ......wow

 

   


The present Queen Margrethe II, wasn't selling out her wardrobe, she was just showing them off....

 

   

The Queen is known for her "down to earth" attitude.......... In January 2012, she celebrated her Ruby Jubilee marking 40 years on the Danish throne. she just turned 75 I think
 In her spare time, she enjoys painting and over the years she has held many art shows. Her illustrations were used for the Danish edition of The Lord of the Rings, under the pseudonym Ingahild Grathmer, after she sent them to J.R.R Tolkien who was instantly impressed by the royal's drawings.

 


Giant paintings everywhere, it would be spooky to live in this place ................

 

   

 

Uh Oh, this bed brought back memories from waaay back.................can't tell .........I'm not risking a cut in treats.

 

 

A lady is peeking out into the courtyard,.............

 

 

There was a wedding going on in the curch part, Castles have their own church ?? so there was a wait to get in, and this place was if possible even more ornate. How can you possible concentrate listen to a sermon when you have all this stuff to look at ................leess boring I guess 

     

There's faces, angels and little scenes everywhere

all these rooms and no kitchen ?

the stair wells was covered in an abundance of coat of arms

 

 

Outside the castle Mom saw these two little old ladies walking as fast as they could, both with their backpacks.............maybe they were running away from the senior center.............good for them if that's the case................maybe we should give them a lift ? ...............

 

 

Another bride on her way to get married in the castle...........guess that's a real popular thing to do.....

 

 

That's it for today, tomorrow we'll be going in to Copenhagen to stay a couple of days, it's only 20 km. so it'll be a short drive......I'll end today with a picture of an allium ?? from the castle garden

 

and a "something else" from the roadside

   

 

PS. I'll tell you about todays bike ride tomorrow

 

 

   

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 31 juli 2015 22:25

Sitting in Lucy being cozy warm at a marina in FALSTERBO, while the wind is howling outside..........Mom had plans to cross the bridge and go to Denmark, but since the alcove (where we sleep) on Lucy catch a lot of wind, she decided to wait until tomorrow, when the wind is supposed to die ............

It's very nice here, so it's OK...........just came in after a long walk looking at all the sailboats........ wind whistles. ............Mom tried to record it 

But now again I'm getting ahead of myself, last night we spent on a field outside a racetrack waiting for the races to start. I didn't go, Mom said it'll be painful for my ears, and I think she was right, because I could hear it while I tried to take a nap.

This kind of racing is called "Folk race" Peoples race,

You can start to compete in folkrace the year you turn 15 years in the so-called junior (but you must have completed a debut race and if you do not have a driving license). From the year you turn 18 will compete in one of the senior classes

After each competition, there's sales of the racing cars. During the competition, a maximum of 15 minutes after the competition's final, will anybody give so-called tender on the race crews. All race cars are out to tender for 6 500 SEK (ca $750 )unless it involved so-called debutants. (plus 200 SEK to the race organizer). After the competition there is a prize draw of submitted tenders. This is conducted by judges / event director. Personal equipment such as seat, seat belts and steering wheel if there is a replacement steering wheel must be removed before the sale takes place. The rule of forced sale at the bid has been introduced, for an easy way to keep costs down for the entire sport: if it is forced to sell the car for 6 500 you learn to not spend more money than that to prepare the car for the race.

If more than one person bid on the same car, there will be a drawing .............so you newer know if you'll win the bid at the end.....

 

           

Cars are not supposed to be driven faster than 55 an the track is made so there should be no need for higher speeds.

 

here's a bunch of leftover stuff, guess all xtra stuff just weigh things down ...........

 

 

This is how they fix thing under the cars............no lift, just manpower and turn thee car on it's side..............and than flip it right back 

 
  Ever so often somone end up on the roof........

 

 

 

No big deal, just get the forklift .................

 

 

Not sure what purpose this guy had, he was driving around and around delivering nothing ? When Mom was a puppy a lot of her guy friends had summer jobs as delivery guys on these mopeds. You never see them anymore....... guys or mopeds

 

  

 

Lot of busy people working between races to make these cars go........the races went on for 3 days, but we were only there for a few hours.......

   


Next we went to an old castle.............Glimmingehus.......which is the best preserved medevial castle in Scandinavia. It was built 1499-1506, and contains many defensive arrangements of the era, such as parapets, false doors and dead-end corridors, 'murder-holes' for pouring boiling pitch over the attackers, moats, drawbridges and various other forms of death traps to surprise trespassers and protect the nobles against peasant uprisings. The lower part of the castle's stone walls are 2.4 meters (94 inches) thick and the upper part 1.8 meters (71 inches).

Construction was started in 1499 by a Danish knight Jens Holgersen and stone-cutter-mason and architect Adam Van Duren, a North German master who also worked on Lund Cathedral. Construction was completed in 1506

This strange vehicle was in the parkinglot ?.................a safari something ?? ...........

 

 


In the moat was blue fish and some really cute duck babies...............didn't see their Mom tough, and that worried me.............Mom said I could be sure she was there somewhere and didn't let me get closer.

   

The castle had toilets built like little cubicles on the fasad, so when you do your business in there it was free fall................I wonder if it was part of their defens system to build one just above the front door ??

 

         

 


As usual Mom has to try everything, shes lucky a kind person was there to  let her out of this contraption

 

 

This was the kitchen, the nicest room in the entire place Mom thought....................so that's  pretty much the same as our house than ?  

 

 

 

walls sure were thick, nice places to sit in the window and look at the view.............or look for intruders... 

     

 


Mom admired this wall hanging................but find it hard to believe it's an original.............couldn't find anyone to ask either

 


The views over the farmland is spectacular,  Mom told me as you fly over this providence it looks like a giant quilt in green, yellow and brown................just gorgeous

 

   

 

Here's a vagon waiting to be used...........

 

 

 

We're feeling nice and cozy in Lucy, who by the way got new wheels yesterday............so she feels no pain either..................all is well ......

Good Night all 

 

 


 

 

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 30 juli 2015 08:51

Today is going to be a gorgeous summer day...........finally.. we're still at the same marina in Simrishamn

Mom has a sore throat so she's been up since 4.30 to medicate herself with who knows what ?? she made som funny garglig noises and than she took the camera and went out for a walk, I went back to sleep............

 

That awful black cloud had disappeared by 7 AM.........when I got up and we went for MY walk

 

 

My Mom is an early bird, not even the ducks want to get up...........I don't mind, but could sleep another hour or so. I think we'll take a little nap around noon tough...........a new habit of Moms that I really like


 

 

The marina looked amazing this time in thee morning.....

   

Lots of Germans come here.............both by boat and by campers

 

 

 

Is this a siamese seagull ?? or a trick shot..........most likely a lucky shot I think

 

 

Last night we went for a bikeride exploring yet another quaint city. They put planters with flowers in themiddle of the streets to slow down traffic.............again it's cobble stones so the rattling continues

 

     

The church is located in the middle of the town square and is old, very old, as a matter of fact 

the church is first mentioned in writing as far back as the year 1161. At that time it was most likely only a small fishing village chapel consisting of the existing chancel. The nave was completed in the 1200s and the arches were added in the 1400s. And by the end of the middle age the vestibule and tower were built.

 

 

and this is  the city hall

 

     

Mom just discovered a lot of boats here are marked SIN, and this one only has 14 ? ....Hmmm....

either it's a really holy one, or it's a puppy that haven't had time to sin much.....

 

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I totally forgot to tell you about Brösarps hills, ...........2 days ago we drove a small winding road through lots of fields 

The hills of Brösarps are equally stunning all year round, with walking trails which run across large areas of moorland and along the hillsides with their unique flora, they are at their finest in the spring, when they are covered in cowslips. These high round hills were ice age river deposits sculpted by the forces of melting glacier water................of course it started to sprinkle while here

     


I'm on top of the wooooooorld.................It was also very windy...................notice my new collar ? it's Italian design, very fancy and very different from my old one. I didn't really need a new collar, but Mom forgot mine at Lottas house, so ..............oh well !

 

   


it's an iceberg...................watch out !!!

 

   

no false alarm..........it was only a Swans ass...............

 

 

Time to put the bike back on the rack, do the breakfast dishes and get ready for next destination...........weather is great, and so is the mood.............wooohooooo

 

 

 

 



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