Last week I had a business trip to Copenhagen. Although I had four meetings in three days, I still had room in my schedule to start my days with a run. The long daylight hours made me realize how far north Copenhagen is–it was broad daylight at 4:30 am, and the sun didn’t go down until after 10 pm. I also learned that there is a fine line between exploring Copenhagen and getting lost on it’s crooked streets!
On my first morning, I did the same loop I had done on my last vist to Copenhagen. Since it was much lighter in late May than it had been in late January, I was able to get much better pictures this time!
On my second morning, I had a general idea of where I wanted to run, but ended up discovering Kastellet fortress instead–it’s the pentagon-shaped area near “The Little Mermaid” landmark in the map below.
It took me a while to realize that I essentially was on an island and would have to get back to my entry point in order to get off! You can see I only ran around half of it–I was worried about getting back to my hotel in time to get ready for my breakfast meeting. You also can see that I did not take a very direct route back to my hotel–so much for my great sense of direction!–but I saw some great sights along the way.
On my last day, I had no intention of going for a run, but when I woke up at 4:40 to broad daylight, I figured out that I had just enough time for a short run before I had to head to the airport at 6:00 am to start my long slog home. I was very cautious about my route since I didn’t have time to
get lost explore.
I didn’t have time to wait for my Garmin to find a signal, but it finally caught up with me.
Can you believe how bright it was at 5:00 am?
Have you gotten lost exploring a new city?