On the Road to Tonder Day 2

Murray is up early but I sleep until the alarm goes off at 7:00. I am still adjusting to this time zone and am spending a few hours awake in the middle of the night.

We eat breakfast, pack up and go. Sounds like a fast process but it takes us almost two hours. This should speed up as we get better at the morning routine and knowing what is in each pannier.

A lovely ride

A lovely ride

We ride from Maribo to Nakskov today on the island of Lolland. Denmark has many cycle routes and we are following routes number 7 and 8, which take us down a well used gravel lane bordered by trees. It is quite lovely riding through the trees and trying not to ride over fallen cherries and apples. We spy huge old and modern barns, large country estate houses and well kept horses, and a “You Pick” flower plot.

“You Pick” Flowers

“You Pick” Flowers

We eventually come to the water, part of the Baltic Sea. We attempt to ride the cycle route along the water, but it is so windy and the gravel so rough that I am managing only about 12 km/hr, so we bail at a path leading inland. We ride a busier road all the way to Nakskov,  it isn’t ideal,  but it gets us there. Our ride today is 55 km.

Nakskov

Nakskov

We are staying in a lovely newly renovated B & B just off the “downtown” area of Nakskov. It is quiet, kinda nice, as we are the only guests tonight and have the whole place to ourselves.

Saint Nikolai Church in Nakskov

Saint Nikolai Church in Nakskov

We take a walk and come across Saint Nikolai Church. A tall, massive red brick structure that was started to be built in 1240. Makes me realize just how young Edmonton, and Canada, is. Most of the houses are brick, as opposed to our wooden homes. The new roofs are metal and the old ones are either tile or grass, the latter not many.

We enjoy the views as they slowly roll past us. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.

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