Klintholm, Island of Møn, Denmark. 54:5 7.179N 012:27.844E
Frans & Sarah Toonen
Tue 17 Jun 2014 17:23
|Tuesday 17th June, Little wind from North East, blazing sun.|
This charming, small, purpose built, leisure marina was fairly empty when we arrived at 12.30 after a couple of hours motoring from Stubbekøbing. We were able to pick our spot so we could look out from the cockpit over the low breakwater and towards the sandy beach to the west. Møn’s main attraction is it’s white chalk cliffs reaching about 400'. Not on the same scale as Dover but still interesting and attractive in a country where much of the coast line is very low lying. The cliffs were only 4 miles from the marina so Sarah got a prehistoric bike without any functioning gears from the Spar and we cycled/walked up to the top of the cliffs where the 'Geocentre’ has been built into the landscape. The Geocentre displays were in Danish, German and English so Sarah followed the whole story of the formation of the chalk layers on the sea bed from minute algae shells 70 million years ago. The chalk layers which are now cliffs in Western Europe were all pushed to the surface by the ice ages when the glaciers moved back and forwards. Frans went down to the beach and back up again to burn a few calories.
Sunset in Klintholm
This 180 degree photo was taken by the iPhone - that’s why you can see the front and back of the boat at the same time.
Got buzzed by a DC3.