First proper day of the holiday: last night we crossed the North Sea from Harwich to Esbjerg on the beautifully-appointed Dana Sirena, both unwinding from our respective day jobs.
A group of intrepid landy drivers was also on the ferry, headed for North Cape, and well-provisioned for arctic camping. Having done that three years ago I wished them well, sharing their eager anticipation and fascination.
We ate and slept very well, and the crossing was unbelievably calm. The weather in Denmark is considerably colder than back on the UK, with a couple of inches of new snow on the ground. The drive across from west to east Jutland and then up the east coast to Århus was easy and uneventful. I filled up with diesel in Esbjerg - DKK10.55 a litre, about £1.19 compared to over £1.40 at home!
We arrived in a very quiet and spaciously laid-out Århus at about four, just as the watery sun was going down, and are staying in the Radisson Blu - doubtless a busy conference hotel during the week, but quiet at the weekend.
The adventure is just beginning: tomorrow we catch the ferry to Bergen and the north...