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Denmark

May 25 – 28, 2015

 

Connie and Jorgen Toft

 

 

Denmark was meant to be a pit stop for the motorcycle but ended up being a terrific couple of days with a terrific couple, Jorgen and Connie Toft.

 

 

 

 

Brian met Erik Lorentzen at a Horizons Unlimited in Australia. Originally from Denmark, Erik said Jorgen could help us out with any bike issues in Denmark. The bike was on a recall notice from BMW but none of the dealers in Germany could help out this side of August. The bike also need a service so we contacted Jorgen.

Toftlund MC

 

 

He organised for us to take the bike to MC Toftlund for the recall notice and said he’d be able to service the bike for us the same day.

 

 

 

 

 

Brian and Shirl with Dave Hand, Connie and Jorgen Toft

 

 

When we arrived at Jorgen’s home he’d arranged for the three of us to stay the night at his house and have dinner with him and his wife Connie. What a wonderful gesture – and it was a top night.

 

 

 

 

Riding on the beach - complete with Shirl's helmet on the handlebar

 

 

The next day Jorgen and his mate, Hans, took us for a ride to one of Denmark’s beaches where we could ride out on the hard packed sand.

 

 

 

 

 

Ribe

 

 

We also got a guided tour of Denmark’s oldest town – Ribe. The town dates back to the 800s. It’s narrow streets are lined with tiny houses with bowed walls.

 

 

 

 

Ribe Cathedral

 

 

The cathedral, built in 1150, dominates the town square.

 

 

 

 

 

The post office - now a cafe

 

 

Ravaged by floods and fires (that destroyed more than 200 houses) over the centuries Ribe is as picturesque a town as they come.

 

 

 

 

 

We had to drag ourselves away from our new friends to get the ferry to Norway and begin the long ride to Nordkapp – the northernmost point in Europe.

Thanks Connie and Jorgen for your kindness and friendship to total strangers. And a special pat for your amazing cat, Milo.

Milo the magnificent

 

1 Responses to “Denmark”

  1. Graeme Blood says:

    Hi Brian and Shirley, great to read about your fantastic trip. Trust you both will enjoy good health and the best ride of your lives. All the best from Hills Riders, Graeme Blood

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