Sunshine walking

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A monday walk and it was a monday walk yesterday on the tiny danish island of Samsø
arrived very late last night (sunday) with the last ferry to visit my aged parents
the island has about 3700 inhabitants with 5 churches plus 2 smaller annex churches.

The island’s “capital” and superior largest town has about 800 inhabitants
this town’s largest building is the local church – a larger village church
the church barn in front is actually one of the largest in Denmark
it’s from the time where all farmers paid the pastor’s salary with grain.

When I had to take a photo of the building, there was suddenly a man on a bike
the atmosphere is very jovial on the island, so he shouted ‘Hello, nice weather’
although we didn’t know each other – I only lived on the island my first 4 years
and then only for short periods – but small communities contain an openness
we don’t meet by living in big cities – probably a large part due to curiosity.

My inspiration comes from “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes
this island of Samsø is perfect for inspiring walking or even better biking.

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Nature is always only a few steps away.

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The harbor’s local fish shop attracts shoppers.

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 The sea only a few steps away too.

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Some believe this monday was a hot summer day..?

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Yeah okay admit after walking about 15 km, so I join the bus home at my parents home.

I knew the bus driver, an old friend of mine.

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    • #.clanmother
      Oh yes if our computers takes an unscheduled break, so we become a little “disabled” – all my business work is through online computer too… 🙂 🙂

      Glad you enjoyed the photos from my walk… 🙂

  1. What a serene place your parents live in, Drake! Thank you so much for sharing it with me. It is truly special. It must be like a haven from the ‘wicked’ world whenever you go back there. 🙂

    I wonder what it’s like when a storm hits? Everyone taking cover, and not much of that to be found! Thanks again, Drake, for your inimitable style and presence on my blog. Sending good wishes your way on this drizzly English morning.

    • #.jo
      Yes this tiny island is a bit like an adventure island – close to the rest of Denmark but in a way far away too – only connected to “civilization” with 2 ferries one to the west side and one to the east side of Denmark – the island actually located in the middle – if a storm hits, the ferries stops for a while… 🙂

      My old parents really enjoys living there, they are both close to the eighties and and feel no need to travel around more – they enjoy the calm and the idyllic landscape… 🙂

  2. Of course I “like”this!
    The descriptiption of the island life , the historic details and the personal memories…!
    To say nothing of the beautiful pics….!

    • #.anna
      Really do appreciate your words, thanks a lot – living on small islands like this has its own charm – some see it as paradise others get claustrophobic sweat – I love visiting it… 😉 😉

  3. ¡Fue un buen lunes en un bonito y tranquilo lugar, donde todo está cerca, el campo y el mar! Adoro los lugares así donde todo el mundo se saluda cordialmente. La isla debe ser preciosa… Muy buenas fotos!
    Un abrazo, querido Ledrake.

    • #.barbara
      Thanks a lot, really do appreciate your words… 🙂

      Yes I like the way people care for each other places like this – I know that probably there is also some curiosity in the interest – but they do speak together places like there – they aren’t all friends, but speak to each other… 🙂 🙂

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  5. Just found you on Jo’s page, Drake. This is a splendid walk. Was very interested in the fact that the pastor used to be paid in grain, and thus had to have a barn to store it.

    • #.tish farrell
      Really appreciate you enjoyed my walk, thanks a lot… 🙂

      In the old days these barnes were very normal
      – people have to pay a part of the harvest as salary for the churches.

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