Faaborg to Ishoj
04.06.2016 - 04.06.2016 29 °C
After a comfortable night in our castle just out of Faaborg we drove into town in search of breakfast and a laundromat.
We found both things in the "old town" part of Faaborg. The locals were setting up their Saturday Market as we arrived. Most of the stalls appeared to be of the flea market variety but the townsfolk were out and everyone was in good spirits. We ate our breakfast at a little table on the sidewalk and watched the show.
We walked around the "old town" and found the laundromat and found out how much money we would need. This laundromat is different from others we had found around Europe in that you could only use coins, where the others you could insert bills. This laundromat did have the control panel where you put in the money and push a button for which washer or dryer you want to use and those appliances start. We needed cash. We went back to our breakfast bakery but they said it was too early in the day for them to have a lot of cash. The local bank was closed. What to do?
We noticed a sign that said "Tourist Information" so we walked over there and sure enough even though it was Saturday they were open. We explained our predicament and they happily changed some bills for enough coins for us to do our laundry. We walked back to our car and moved it closer to the laundromat. We carried our laundry over to the laundromat and in about 1 and 1/2 hours we had our laundry done and were back at the car.
We had purchased lunch from our friends at the bakery so we set off for Ishoj on the outskirts of Copenhagen (Kobenhavn).
We drove for some time and then spotted a lunch spot on the shore of a lake. It was very warm but peaceful.
We did not need to drive much further and we reached the Great Belt Fixed Link Bridge. This is a suspension bridge, a railway tunnel (which we did not see), a little island called Sprogo and a box girder bridge. This bridge reaches 6790 metres or 22,277 feet. It provides a link between two Danish islands.
After leaving the bridge we noticed a number of buildings with odd roof lines. A quest on the internet tells us that this is a "crow stepped gable" or "stepped gable" or a "corbie gable". According to wikipedia:" This is a stairstep type of design at the top of a triangular gable-end of a building. The top of the parapet wall projects above the roofline and the top of the brick or stone wall is stacked in a step pattern above the roof as a decoration and as a convenient way to finish the brick courses."
It has been a hot sunny day with blue skies with light clouds. The temperature is 29 C or 84 F. Very warm.