Where the dikes meet

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All the way along the southern coast of Jutland all the way down to Germany there are a lot of dikes which has been put up in response to the many storms which has flooded the area over the centuries. But at a single location called Emmerlev Klev there is actually a little hill down at the water. Klev actually mean a small hill at the sea and there is actually such a small hill.

The hill called Emmerlev Klev

The dikes end here because the small hill is actually high enough to protect against the winter storms. There are actually two dikes meeting there the old dike which were in use until 1981 and the new modern enforced dike which has held the water out since 1981 including some of the biggest storms of the 20th century. We stay here for a bit over a week in one of row of houses. When you walk out across the dike the houses soon disappear behind the dike and you can see any build anywhere – with the exception of Videå Lock in the distance.

The row of houses

The dike is tended to in different ways – at first there was sheep’s out in front of our house but for some reason the farmer took away the sheep’s and replaced them with a few cows and calves – I really have no idea why such a change was a good idea.

Just outside there is a place to go out and look a bit for the birds – but the area is extremely muddy and if you get out here you will really need to clean your footwear carefully afterwards. So I don’t follow the birds far out and can only see them from a large distance.

One other good thing about the location is it is facing straight west which mean there will be a sunset outside every night. Unfortunately we can’t see it from inside so we have to get out and enjoy the view from outside – I guess it is good to get some fresh air anyway.

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