Rubjerg Knude lighthouse in northern Jutland (“Nordjylland” in Danish) is in a precarious situation. Huge sand dunes whipped up by vicious North Sea winds are threatening to swallow it completely, and the coastline that it stands proudly upon is being eroded alarmingly quickly. Buried by sand or collapsing into the sea? Recent estimates suggest that it will grace the Danish coastline for another 5-10 years at most. We’re lucky we got to see this hauntingly beautiful structure before Mother Nature claims it as her own.
Wild camping. It’s permitted all over Scandinavia, as made infamous by Sweden’s “Allmansrätten” (the “everyman’s right”). Correct?
Well, not quite…
A spontaneous camping trip to a quiet corner of Haute-Marne, Champagne allowed us to discover castles, gardens, a magnificent church… and a ridiculously quirky museum.
How one overnight stay in the Auvergne (central France) sixteen years ago led to our family falling in love with a campsite, a river… and the dormant volcanoes that tower over them both.
The Cascadas de Oneta in Asturias, Spain are an amazing sight… but you need to be able to find them first.