Saturday, January 17, 2009

møn's klint was fabulous

despite the fact that it was already 3 p.m. by the time we got there and that sunset feel was in the air,

we braved the 479 stairs down to the beach below at møn's klint.
there were natural wonders on the beach, 
things like fish eggs
photogenic flotsam and jetsam
fossil squid tentacles
and we had to take home some of the beautiful driftwood as souvenirs
(we made husband carry it)
there had been more winter landslides
so there were mounds of chalk changing the shoreline
and many new chalk rocks creating a gorgeous contrast with the dark stones.
the stones sang their music as the waves rolled in over them.
the cliffs are magnificent, even in the twilight
and then, because it was getting quite dark,
we made our way up the other staircase (574 stairs) and home
but not before we had a beautiful burger to tide us over for the trip...


Tara Thayer said...

Wow, Julie. These pictures are so beautiful, and take me to a place I've never seen, never even heard of. Thanks for bringing a slice of your world over here for me to experience, even if it is vicariously. (Glad I only had to walk up those 574 stairs vicariously, though!)
Take care, and enjoy the rest of your staycation! tt

Bee said...

Thanks for including the picture of the steep cliff -- somehow, even the mention of SO many steps didn't do justice to its hugeness. All of these lovely, but I particularly like the one of your husband and daughter descending, hand in hand.

Meri said...

Beautiful pictures that make me breathless just thinking of 574 steps. The color and the detail in the photos is stupendous. Thanks for sharing!

ELK said...

julie I am here from your interview on Reyln's blog and I wanted to let you know that these images from the shore are so wonderful to see !

your sharing spirit can be felt many miles away...blessings ELK

Relyn Lawson said...

Your images are so incredibly gorgeous! I love the armchair traveling you provide. Thank you.

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

amazing! i was longing to go to moens klint after another of your posts and now i see this and realize that i always thought of it as a place to go in the summer. but the winter landscape as shown in these photos just makes it even more breathtaking. and i bet you had it pretty much to yourself. thx for sharing.