Tessy – my new friend here in Denmark – offered to show me a local Jægerhytten (hunter’s cabin). An old cabin in the woods built in 1768! It’s has been going through renovations and Tessy heard that it’s now open for business.
“Maybe we could get some coffee,” she said. Coffee! In the woods! Oh, heck yeah. I’ll go on a hike to get some coffee!
We met up at a train station in Birkerød, a town just north from where I now live. From the train station we headed north towards Sjælsø. Sjælsø is one of the many lakes in northern part of Zealand, the island where Copenhagen is located.
Once we got through the quiet, picturesque neighborhoods of Birkerød, we took a well marked path through a forest.
And soon, there it was! The hunter’s cabin! Unfortunately, the renovations are still going on and it wasn’t quite opened for business just yet… (We’ll need to go back later in the season)
From the wooded area around the cabin a path lead down to the lake. Here, the topography is more marshy, with fewer trees and many more snails.
Tessy said that these are eaten, here in Denmark. I’ll pass. I tried snail once in Vietnam and it was too chewy for my taste.
This is a very pretty and quiet area around the Sjælsø. Not very many people there that day, although it was the weekend. The weather was iffy. It looked like it would rain (and it did, later on) and it was chilly.
We followed the path by the lake and headed for a herd of sheep we spotted off in the distance.
What cute sheep they were! Of course, reminded me of those sheep skin rugs everyone here is so fond of. But look at that baby! So adorable!!
3.8 hiking miles, 237 ft of elevation
YTD Hiking Miles: 16.4