You’ve never been to Langeland, have you?
I’d like to take you… For it is for sure one of the most beautiful sides of Denmark. Langeland wasn’t on my itinary when I planned my trip around Vikingland. But I had the will to see Langeland’s wild horses in the back of my head every day…
“It is complicated to get there.” I was told. As long as “complicated” didn’t mean “impossible”, I could always push my luck!
So one morning, I deviated from my beaten path, and took a bus to Bagenkop…. No, not Bangkok, Bagenkop, but yeah, it does sound alike! After a nice ride, I got to the tip of Langeland, in a small, countryside village.
Du vil at se de vilde heste? (You want to see the wild horses?)
*Laughter* The elder at the bus station seem to wonder why a far away from home, travelling alone girl like me would expect to see the wild horses. Poor girl, he seemed to think…. Coming such a long way and all…
At least, you’ll have a nice walk…
He showed me the way to the park, a good walk from the village, but I was on my own Compostella-like path, and didn’t fear to walk the walk.
And my, oh my… I’ll let you judge.
I have a thing for cliffs. I don’t know why… But where are the wild horses, right? I really, really wanted to see the horses, but the day was starting to fade, and I didn’t want to miss the last bus out of Bagenkop. I kept an eye open, and did meet with a rather largish wild friend.
And my friend had a few friends of his own too… As you can see, there are no fences involved, so it was a pretty intense encounter in the woods. Had you been by my side, I might have played the insecure girl, and you could have played the brave one, saving me from the (very calm) wild ox. But you weren’t, so I kept eye contact with the chief of the pack until I was at a safe distance.
And just before getting out of the natural park, and calling it a day…
The wild horses! From a far distance, but still… I was so breath taken!
But the highlight of the day had yet to come. After a nice talk over the phone while walking my way back to Bagenkop (Noooo… not Bangkok!) I recogized a silhouette at the bus station.
The old Danish dude that had laughed at me.
So, young lady, hope you had a nice walk…. Did you get to see the wild horses? (ready to give me another giggle)
Yes, about 25 of them… And it was absolutely amazing!!
Bam! Lonely stubborn traveller 1 – Mocking elderly local 0
Wish you’d been there with me…