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21st August 2011, 05:24 PM
The one day of summer we supposedly are meant to have this August was today. We took the dogs for a long car ride to Kal°, on the eastern coast of Jutland. There lies the ruins of Kal° Castle, built in 1313. It has held some prominent prisoners, among them the Swedish Gustav Vasa, later King Gustav I of Sweden. The castle was abandoned and partly demolished from 1672. Now the remains are listed. We have been there before, and it's a lovely place.

Kal° means "the island with the calves", and cattle are still grazing on the peninsula. On the picture below there's a dark, cluttered spot to my left, that's the cattle huddling at the beach.
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Something to drink! We always bring bottled water for the dogs.
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Christian and the girls.
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The ruins. You can cross the moat and take a walk by the ruins.
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Molly and ╔owyn are jumping with joy!
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Back home the dogs were treated with outdoor dinner. It's almost like feeding chicken, when I spread their dinner all over the lawn. They are VERY concentrated, and you can almost see their tails wagging.
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Here it is Molly with her nose to the ground.
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29th August 2011, 11:50 PM
Great photos, I love castle ruins and the historical stories behind them, looks like a great place to visit and the girls had a great time by the look of things :). Then the end to a perfect day, dinner on the lawn, brilliant, I bet they slept well.

30th August 2011, 02:52 AM
Brilliant photos, looks like everyone was having a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing, they are adorable.