The West Sea

Submitted by jono on 20 Aug 2017.

Frustrating. Onshore wind and waves have me pinned on the Danish coastline.

At times it looks OK to sail and perhaps is, but with no landing options between Thorsminde and Hvide Sande this next 43km might as well be an open sea crossing. I came within a whisker of leaving today - suited up, board next to the water - then had a final test of the rig against the wind and thought better of it.

Here are a few pictures of Thorsminde (current location), together with some from the Battle of Jutland war memorial at Thyborøn that made my petty sense of frustration dissolve in an instant.

Sometimes we (and of course I mean I) need to stop striving! - for miles, progress, achievement, whatever - and instead just be content to be.

  • Beaches...
    Beaches...
  • And meadows, on the Danish west coast.
    And meadows, on the Danish west coast.
  • Entrance to Thorsminde
    Entrance to Thorsminde
  • Sunday working
    Sunday working
  • Good bit of chop there
    Good bit of chop there
  • ...and not the most sheltered of inside-harbour beaches for launching from
    ...and not the most sheltered of inside-harbour beaches for launching from
  • The West Sea / North Sea - depending upon where's home
    The West Sea / North Sea - depending upon where's home
  • Battle of Jutland memorial park - Thyborøn
    Battle of Jutland memorial park - Thyborøn
  • 8645 sailors perished. I made it that each figure represents 30 lives
    8645 sailors perished. I made it that each figure represents 30 lives
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