Amager Strandpark on a cold Saturday.

I haven’t been to the beach in Copenhagen before, so it was time to pay Amager Strandpark a visit (instead of sitting at home an watching TV shows or doing stuff for university). Carina and I have been trying to go there for a long time now, but we’ve always postponed it due to various reasons – too cold, too rainy, too windy, not sunny enough, too clouded and so on. But this weekend we decided to just go there and not care about the weather at all. No excuses allowed!

Windturbines_1
Middelgrunden wind farm

As you can see it had snowed overnight and the temperature was around 0 to 5°C, it was rather windy and partly also very cloudy. But then the sun came out and it was a nice day after all! :) Actually, quite a lot of people went for a walk as well, so we were not the only ones that enjoyed walking in the cold.

Swans_Ducks

So there was this guy who just stood next to this swan and held his hand out (reminded me a bit of what you do when you’re meeting a dog so the dog can sniff your hand and so on) and the swan kept hissing back and it was really weird to watch. Who would do something like that? Swans are terrifying creatures, they ‘bite’ :D

Swan_Man
The swan whisperer

Swan

The beach we went to was on the island Amager (not far from my flat), it is called ‘Amager Strandpark’. It is a public park with an artificially built island and a total of 4.6 km of beaches. Due to the fact that the Øresund is a rather shallow sea, the temperature of the sea can rise fast (when the air temperature is right), so bathing in it is apparently not too bad. Not in February of course (mid-May til mid-September). However, we could see people swimming in there… People not only use the beach to go swimming, but we also saw quite a few people running as it is a very beautiful place in Copenhagen.

Sea_Plank

Oresundbridge
Øresund bridge & Sweden

Windturbines_Selfie

We walked a total of 7.74 km yesterday, so good ‘exercise’ in the fresh air on a beautiful island next to the sea! But I definitely want to come back when it is a bit warmer and the grass is greener ;)

Coffeebreak
Well-deserved hot beverage after a long walk

Sun

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