February 20, 2019

Tour Report: The Priest's House [DK]

An abandoned farmhouse near the North Sea was the spot we had planned to explore on the way back home from my wife's family reunion in Denmark in late July of 2017. A friend of mine had discovered the location and found out that it had belonged to a priest who died about ten years or so ago.
It actually was a detour of about 100 kilometers on our way home, but it turned out to be worth it in the end. First we drove West from the island of Fyn until we started heading South on the coastal highway. The road that after a lengthy drive led us to the farmhouse was only little more than an overgrown path between large fields of crops and cattle. And this road was kind of long...
At some point, we couldn't keep driving because the path became too narrow and too muddy to safely keep going, so we parked the car on the edge of a field and decided to continue on foot - after all, it was a rental car.
A white rental car. Which wasn't the perfect color car to be driving between cattle fields in Denmark. The flies REALLY liked the car...
Anyway, we managed to escape the millions of flies that were surrounding the car and walked the rest of the way until we got to the house.
I had seen photos of the place, and I have to say that at first, I was a bit disappointed, because the place was actually pretty trashed. But the scenes I had seen in the photos were still there, and it turned out to be a really worthwile spot after all. There were a lot of details that pointed towards the person who had once lived there, although I would assume that a lot of stuff had beens tolen already.

We finished exploring the house and decided not to go to the barns because it was hot, humid and the way was so overgrown that you would have needed a machete to cut through.
Not checking the barns was not such a good idea, because we missed some really cool stuff - but no matter, that way we were able to discover more cool stuff during our next visit. But that's a story for another time!
We managed to not get too many flies into the car with us and got back on the road to drive home.

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