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What a struggle

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Believe it or not but Fanö kept us in its tight grip for another day . After a night of heavy rain that kept on falling for the next 24 hours without any break, and with an increasing wind,  we realised we couldn't paddle away from the island. So we spent another day just chilling in a hostel, drying our soaked gear and our selves. 

When we finally could launch again, we felt such a relief to leave the industrial harbour of Esbjerg behind us and set course for Skallingen and the start of a very long sandy beach. From the sea it looks like an ocean of sand that just goes on and on and on and on... I wonder if this could be the longest ongoing beach in Europe? It has to be. It's very beautiful with its very fine sand grains and massive sand dunes in the background that almost looks like gently rolling sand waves. And people seem to enjoy spending time on the beach running with kites, playing volley ball, strolling along the waterline and just hanging out. But not many people are on or in the water. Mostly It's only us.

Cause yes, it seems that we are actually the only ones being surrounded by the water. During the last 5 days we've seen 3 sailing boats at a distance, 2 big ships and one digger outside the harbour of Thorsminde. That is very few. I wonder if people around here ever reflect on the fact that they live so close to the sea but isn't actually using it very much? But to be honest, I don't really blame them. You hardly find any harbours around here where you can find shelter. Here are no islands to cruise around and there seem to be a fishing ban along the coast. Then there's almost always some kind of wave action in the water.  So maybe it's not a suitable place to bring your mother in law for a Sunday boat trip after all!

It hasn't been a calm  Sunday boat trip for us either. After we left Fanö, we managed to get some miles done in the grey, rainy weather. We covered 150 km in 3 days with some blasts of sunshine here and there. We have come as far as 3 km north of Thyborön, south of Agger  but now the wind is increasing again and the westerly winds are creating bigger waves and more tricky landings. It's difficult to find the strength and energy right now to paddle and with the weather forecast telling us there are more low pressures coming in our direction, I now more than ever hope that the weather guys are wrong in their predictions. Let there be sunshine instead...

The Fanö rain actually made the industrial harbour of Esbjerg looking nicer than it was.

The Fanö rain actually made the industrial harbour of Esbjerg looking nicer than it was.

Launching at low tide has its price.

Launching at low tide has its price.

The endless beach along the west coast can make anyone tired.

The endless beach along the west coast can make anyone tired.

We got one beautiful evening with a lovely sunset among the sand dunes. This one's for you Mackan! ;-)

We got one beautiful evening with a lovely sunset among the sand dunes. This one's for you Mackan! ;-)

The wind picked up north of Thyborön and we decided to call it a day.

The wind picked up north of Thyborön and we decided to call it a day.

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