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611 km to the tip of Denmark

• 13:09, July 20, 2014 • Grenen, Denmark

My butt hurt and my throttle hand was numb. My ears were ringing and I could barely see the road for dead bugs on my helmet. I had just come home from 11 hours on the road. I blasted 611 km through the Danish landscapes yesterday.

Dagens rute (cirka), fra Google Maps

Dagens rute (cirka), fra Google Maps

I had two goals: Thise Mejeriet in Thise, a Danish independent dairy factory, and Grenen, the stick, branch whatever, which is the northern tip of Denmark. Going to the tip was much like going to a fun park or something. As you got closer long streams of cars in both directions. And a packed parking lot once you got there. But I was happy to reach my goal.

I bid the dust only once when I was fooling around on a beach for 10 min. The sand was suddenly very deep. As I raised the bike again I’m sure I saw fuel leak out somewhere, but when I looked again there was no trace at all so I have no idea where it came from. I’m not even sure I saw it now. I was so focused on getting up again. I think I may have bent the gear lever because it’s more difficult now to shift up. Will have a look at that today.

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

In front of the Thise Mejeri

In front of the Thise Mejeri

Map of the tip of Denmark, just finding my way

Map of the tip of Denmark, just finding my way

The sand-covered church. A very old church -- half-covered in sand. People were eating their lunches

The sand-covered church. A very old church — half-covered in sand. People were eating their lunches

The parking lot at the very tip had a lot of space for motorcycles. Two other BMWs were there.

The parking lot at the very tip had a lot of space for motorcycles. Two other BMWs were there.

A bunker from the second world war.

A bunker from the second world war.

The tip, two oceans meet.

The tip, two oceans meet.

A light house. Looking towards the Skagen city

A light house. Looking towards the Skagen city

 

It was, at least half of it, a beautiful trip. Fun. Good experience, preparatory for our August trip..! It was maybe 100 km too long for one day. I was not really physically exhausted but I was tired, no doubt.

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