Everything is tiny on Ertholmene – Even the “forest” of trees sheltering the small opening in between the walls, where the locals sometimes meet to celebrate and picnic a five minute walk far away from the fishing village
The “Kongens have” place on Christiansoe
Watercolor and text by Frits Ahlefeldt
In the spring and autumn the birders can find many species of birds resting here, before they migrate on. And in high summer the campsite now has a small extra place where families with children can get some quiet and protected space. Sheltering the toddlers from both the sometimes hard wind and strong sun
I crawl out of the tent early in the morning to paint, most people in the other tents are still asleep. Many stay up late and sit at the tables and talk, while their kids sleep in the tents. No need for baby alarms. Everybody can hear if someone’s kid cry in one of the tents.
But this morning all is quiet here by the benches under the trees. I put out my stove and make a cup of coffee and starts to sketch…
See my page about watercolors from Ertholmene here
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