So they spend the weekend in Skagen, alternatively at Trend, an hour or so from Skagen.
M&F are very familiar with the town of Skagen as they have often been on summer holiday there with friends, both before and after they married.
Several of their friends have AFAIK a summer house in or near the town.
They can also have stayed at the Skeel family.
They have a large estate not that far from Skagen.
Let us have a look at that part of the country.
M&F were lucky this weekend. The weather is good, albeit windy and with some rain yesterday - and for once with very few tourists.
Let us start out a few years back, when M&F, children and friends went to the beach:
The town of Skagen is located almost at the very norther tip of Denmark:
And sometimes when the wind is right the Baltic Sea clashed with the North Sea at the tip and you can stand with a foot in two oceans.
The area was originally a fishing community in a faraway windswept part of DK, hence the charming and low houses. - The main windows BTW faced towards the streets. Because that's where the action was. The sea was where the wind and cold came from and it was like having a view to your workplace - not that interesting.
It is still also very much a fishing community:
The light is spectacular, especially on summer nights, hence why painters found and descended on the place in the late 1800s.
But it is a windy place! This church from the 1300s is now buried in sand, so that only a part of the bell-tower is above the sand. And even that was half buried beforehand.
Unsurprisingly it's a favorite place to go sea-bathing - also in the winter:
Like I mentioned previously the Skeel family lives at Birkelse estate, also a place where M&F have been often.
In contrast to say English manor houses, Danish manors and estate did not hide away barns, stables and other such buildings. here they were a source of pride to be displayed to visitors, before they finally (suitably impressed) reached the main building.