On the third part of the tour we walked between Gråsten Slot and Cathrinesminde Teglværk along the Northern side of the Fjord of Flensborg. The North side of the fjord is Danish, while the South part of the side is German.
So this time we started at Cathrinesminde Teglværk ( the ending point of the third tour), where we got an an introduction to Catherinesminde Teglværk (brick yard). It was impressive to see the size of the old furnace for burning of the bricks. However, the most amazing thing was to see the three working homes for the brickyard workers anno 1870, 1930 and 1960, so see the progress in living conditions for the hard working people ending up with vacuum cleaner, TV and lawn in the garden, as the vegetable garden was not necessary any more.
|The old ring furnace|
|Living room anno 1870 for brickyard workers|
|Kitchen anno 1870|
|Kitchen anno 1960 for brickyard workers|
|Living room anno 1960|
|Beach with bricks leftovers around the area of Egernsund|
After the sight seeing we starter our 16 km long walk in drizzling and strong wind, which fortunately enough was coming from behind. We were actually filmed by a regional TV station (TV Syd) on our walking tour, so I could in the evening enjoy my very own 15 seconds of fame leading the walker´s pack !!!!
|More normal coastline, but still brick leftovers can be found|
At the end of the tour we walking approx 2 kms on a very stony coastline. I really dislike walking on such a stony surface, as it is difficult to find a rhyme in your walking, as your foot suddenly is gliding on the stones. However, we ended the tour walking through Skelde Kobbelskov, a typical Danish beech forest with blankets of wood anemones covering the forest floor. And from Skelde Kobbelskov we had a wonderful view over the bay of Sønderborg to the very city of Sønderborg. It was also meant, that we finally had left Flensborg Fjord.
|Coastline at Kobbelskov|
|Blooming wood anemones - so spring is here|