Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Riding Denmark's Bike Route 92
I brought a comfy pair of sandals that disintegrated after walking 5 miles in Copenhagen. A new friend from Aeroskolbing told us there is a great shoe store in the town of Mastral, 12 kilometers away. Bob always needs a real reason to ride a bike, and this did it. We rented bikes for 24 hours and headed off to buy shoes. Rolling hills dotted with farms, tiny villages, green grass and blue sea filled our senses on a picture-perfect sunny day. I took a couple pictures of Bob riding past fields blooming with lupines and poppies. I was delighted to see a relative of our California poppies. Ours come in orange and cream, usually, and theirs are vivid red.
I almost decided not to show this sketch as I did not get Bob's proportions at all right as I drew from memory. Then I said what the heck, it's a travel sketch and captures some of the lovely scenery and the peaceful happiness I felt. And yes, I bought a pair of Ecco sandals at Freddy Sko that will trigger memories of this day every time I wear them.