Sunday, December 16, 2007

Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

Little Mermaid   Rundetårn   Nyhavn

Friendly old girl of a town...

Sunny skies greeted us in Copenhagen. A quick visit to the Little Mermaid and pleased to find she was all in one piece. Then a walk around Kastellet, a fortification constructed in a pentagram, with an obligatory photo sitting on a canon. Our next stop was to be Vor Frelsers Kirke - Our Saviour's Church - which has spiral stairs leading around the outside of the spire but disappointingly it was closed for renovations. A look at the pretty colours of Nyhavn and then a wander down the Strøget to the Rundetårn. A climb to the top of the round tower doesn't involve lots of stairs, but rather a ramp that winds its way to the top. Views of all of Copenhagen greeted us at the top along with a glimpse of Sweden across the water.

As it got dark it was time to go to Tivoli, an amusement park right in the centre of Copenhagen. Luckily for us we knew the right people so avoided the monster queues to get in. It all felt very festive, lots of sparkling Christmas lights but really we were there for the rides...which were fun, but one of the main ones broke down right before we were due to go on, and it's not quite Alton Towers!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Newstead Abbey Circular

Falling Water
Up and down and up and down, that's how it went today. A route described as pleasantly undulating; undulating yes, pleasant not so sure about that! I suppose you have to go uphill to enjoy the downhills, I would just prefer the uphills to be on something other than nasty sandy soil.

Total Distance: 16.05 miles (not including detour)

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