At the same time, it was my favorite thing: Exploring the world with my husband and children, with a bonus of friends – the sun was shining, the light was beautiful, the sunsets and fallings stars jaw-dropping, the ocean so blue and the whole adventure amazing. We had only four days before we had to be back close to the capital. But it was very much enough.
We explored the nature of the island, the southern tip being a core point for traveling birds, as the can reach mainland Europe with a minimum of flying over the ocean, if they go this way, with semi-wild horses, beautiful slope to the beach, shores of complex nature with semi lake and flowers and you name it.
We saw the estate and all of the initiative there to farm in alternative ways, the nature-museum/laboratory, and the historical museum in the buildings about the life for owners as well as for employees in the past 300 years. We came out feeling very rich, and very fortunate.
Finally, we saw the main city of the island, is a very very small city, beautiful and silent – containing the history of a branch of my family tree and the story of island life in Denmark, we went to see the museum and learned, there had been people living on this island for more than 4000 years, which is a long time in my opinion, and the museum had the most extreme amount of stone tools I have ever seen in one place. It also had a very interesting story about prisoners of war at the end of world war 2, how they were moved more or less in panic, and a huge amount of them stranded in Langeland, german prisoners from Russia and France. Why did I not know this before? The story is tragic and beautiful.
Very interesting. Very much so. The world is like that. Full of wonders, full of things we never knew. Full of new insights.