Fortunately, the sky looked great when I opened the curtains one early winter morning, so I had a quick breakfast, took a bike and started off in the direction of Vejle Fjord. The landscape was covered in an early morning frost, and when I reached the fjord, I realized the water was amazingly calm, copying the view of the northern side of the fjord perfectly in its reflection. I stopped several times to enjoy the view. Somehow, the enormous Vejle Bridge, towering high above me and spanning the fjord, seemed to be an integral part of the fjord.
After cycling on for several kilometres, the road turned away from Vejle Fjord and went up, and I thought that this would be a short climb. It was much longer than I anticipated, and the steepness surprised me. I struggled on the bike to continue cycling, and it seemed I couldn't change gear. After reaching the top, the road continued through the forest, which opened itself after a while to introduce me to the landscape of East Jutland. Friendly scenes unfolded: slightly rolling land with few cows, some small groups of trees, and scattered villages. While passing through Børkop, I visited the old watermill, still functioning and making for a pleasant stop in the woods with a small lake.
A while later, I reached the coast again, parked my bike and walked the sandy dunes to reach the shore of Vejle Fjord once more. Here, the fjord is much wider, the landscape different. Continuing up north I enjoyed views of the fjord from the low hills, before turning inland again. Coming back to the coast again took me through settlements with summer houses which appeared empty now. Once again, steep climbs were needed to reach the East Jutland landscape I had seen this morning. The sun light filtering through the roof of the forest was magnificent. After a fast downhill descent I reached Vejle fjord again, and while I approached the city, I had the great feeling of having spent a good time outside.
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