A Danish island
(Please click on the photos for better view!)
In this post – and in the following posts – I will show some glimpses from a lovely summer evening, when I visited the island, Alrø, in company with a good friend.
All photos are captured form the area around the jetty on the island’s southwestern tip.
On a map of the island you can see, that you can sail from the jetty towards the south to the harbor Snaptun on the other side of Horsens Fjord. And you can also see, that to the north-east of Alrø there is a causeway, which is the common gateway to enter the island.
On a list of the largest islands of Denmark Alrø is number 30.
There are “about 406 islands in Denmark”….:
“Different lists of Danish islands vary, depending on how the word “island” is defined. According to the official Danish Government definition, an “island” needs to be surrounded by water at least one-half metre deep and also have land vegetation growing on it to be recorded as such.”…..”The number of islands in Denmark changes from time to time. New islands are occasionally formed by sedimentation.”…….”Islands may also disappear.” (Wikipedia – read more here).
The water in Horsens Fjord is pretty deep in the fairway into the harbor of Horsens, which is one of the larger cities in Denmark: Horsens was already in the Middle Ages a major city, and is today Denmark’s eighth largest city with approx. 55,000 inhabitants.
Watch for the following entries here on my blog – and see more photos from Alrø this evening