Colors of a Danish Beach | Odsherred Denmark

Scandinavian Palette Collecting

KLINT STRAND AT SPRING EQUINOX | NykøBING SJÆLLAND, DK

We have just returned from a lovely weekend at the Danish coast with friends and our families. It had all the trappings of some true Danish hygge. Laughter. Good food. Fresh fish from the local smokehouse. Skål (cheers) with snaps. Fab tunes. Fun games. Dips in the frigid sea. Warming up. Soaking up sunshine. Walks on the beach. Toasted marshmallows over the fire under a sky full of stars.

It was beautiful. And needed. A perfect start to spring. We stayed near the far northwest corner of Sjælland, the island where Copenhagen sits. Our summer house rental was almost to Sjællands Odde where you catch the ferry for Aarhus in Jutland. This area is called Odsherred. It’s little over an hour from Copenhagen. And it is definitely not odd. It is decidedly the opposite. It is truly lovely. And I was taken with the tones. The colors of the beach. A Danish beach. This is Scandinavia.

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Explore the slow life in Denmark | Gem of the Danish Riviera | Hornbaek Denmark via Oregon Girl Around the World

Hornbæk Denmark | Gem of the Danish Riviera

Explore the slow life on the Danish coast.

Let’s go to Hornbæk, Denmark

I need a getaway. You too? Just a little one will do. (For now.) Not something extravagant. Not so far away. Within a few hours drive of Copenhagen. I’m pining for a soul soothing weekend at the coast. That’s what we call it in Oregon. Lucky for me, there is an abundance of coastline here in Denmark. And all along that seaside, there are so many little lovely towns and villages and beaches for you to enjoy on a weekend break – or more – by the water. I want to share one of these little Danish villages. In particular. I want to show you Hornbæk on the Nordsjælland coast – about an hour north of Copenhagen. A gem on the Danish coast. We spent a wonderful, slow and relaxing weekend near Hornbæk last May in a darling summer house. It was the Danish definition of hyggeligt. Continue reading “Hornbæk Denmark | Gem of the Danish Riviera”

Dracula Cockles Limpets Whitby Yorkshire UK Oregon Girl Around the World

Dracula, Cockles and Limpets

Oh my!

All in a day out at Whitby – darling sea harbor town on the northeastern coast of England. An easy day trip over the North York Moors National Park from anywhere in Yorkshire or northern England.

Whitby offers all the classic trappings of a perfect seaside respite.

  • Long swath of sandy beach for dogs, castles or cricket? Check.
  • Tidepools to hunt crustaceans and mollusks? Check.
  • Colorful huts that brighten the boardwalk? Check.
  • Purveyors of fresh chippy or a cold Mr. Whippy? Check.
  • Creepy old abbeys, churches and graveyards? Check.
  • Shops for the shoppers, arcades for the players and pubs for the thirsty? Check.
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Charming Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

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