Billed Bladet provides a comprehensive coverage of the first half of M&F's holiday cruise with their children in this weeks issue.
(Link to scans will be posted in the Nikolai, Felix etc. thread later.)
Summary of article in Billed Bladet # 32, 2018.
Written by Ken Richter & Ulrik Ulriksen.
After having embarked Dannebrog from a harbor near Fredensborg the family arrived in Aarhus for the sailing championships that are currently taking place there. Here Frederik had an official duty to perform Saturday.
But while in Aarhus he took his family sightseeing.
They sailed into Marselisborg Marina (one of the three major marinas in Aarhus. Now Marselisborg has got the bragging rights, and they love it! I know several who have boats in that marina.) on a chaluppe from Dannebrog.
Then it was off for a two hour visit of Moesgaard Museum, a little further down the coast.
Moesgaard houses, apart from a bog mummy also permanent exhibition of prehistoric times, the Stone Age and Medieval times, as well as a themed temporary exhibition. Right now it's about the Mongol nomads around the time of Djengis Khan. - You may recall that Frederik went to Mongolia in his youth on a scientific expedition.
Here the family posed outside the museum.
The children liked the museum and Frederik told our reporter: "I haven't been here before, but it's a fantastic museum."
There is no mentioning of the family visiting the art museum Aros, but perhaps Mary went alone with the children? (Aros BTW is the old Danish name for Aarhus. While Aarhus is medieval and means a large stone building by the river, Aros may simply mean a settlement next to a river deep enough for ships to moor. - Now you have some trivia to bore someone with.
The next day the family sailed across Aarhus Bay to the idyllic island of Samsø.
With them went Jeppe and Birgitte Handwerk and their children.
Samsø has a surprising number of small harbors, ideal for sailboats and motorboats, so Dannebrog anchoring off the coast and the chaluppe sailing into the harbor attracted a lot of attention!
And the whole visit was very well covered by the local newspaper. (More on that if I can find it.)
There is also a manor on Samsø, Brattingsborg, and the current owners, Irene and Anders Lassen received M&F and friends and presumably they were the ones who took them on a guided tour of the island in a local taxi.
The tour included a canal dug during Iron Age, right across the island from west-east. It was used to drag boats when the weather made it too difficult to sail around the island.
Then the family went to what is called the worlds largest labyrinth (don't know if that's true) where the family split up into two teams and competed about about being the first to reach the center. That includes questions that has to be answered in order for you to take a particular path. The themes were sport and Astrid Lindgren.
The family also visited the highest spot on the island (it's really not that high! 64 meters.) Ballebjerg.
After all this the family went to Brattingsborg Manor for lunch.
After lunch it was time for some bathing at a nearby beach. That was popular! So popular that the departure from Samsø was delayed a bit.
In the article there is a wonderful photo of a very cheeky looking Josephine, that I look very much forward to sharing with you!
Brattingsborg Manor: http://static.panoramio.com/photos/o...l/66760242.jpg
And Ballen Harbor:
And this is the canal that was laboriously dug some 1.500 years ago by the islanders: https://copa.dk/roskilde-koege/wp-co...sams%C3%B8.jpg
- From a tourist point of view it may not be the sexiest attractions, but it provides a good picture of a typical Danish family getting to know their country, which is why I go into so many details.
I tried to have a look at the local newspaper, Samsø Posten, but they require a subscription. I guess they need all the money they can get in order to stay in business.