The alarm went just before seven and it started to rain. The outside temperature was 11°C and it felt positively cold – two days ago it was 37°! Then the thunder started and the rain seemed set in for the day. Fortunately, after four hours the rain stopped and we decided to risk the 20-30 minute walk into town. Our first visit was the Viking Museum and this proved to be excellent. Very interesting exhibits with much information in English. A temporary exhibition was based on a town in China in the same period as the Vikings in Ribe – an interesting contrast. The other advantage was that there was free wifi in the museum café and we were able to catch up with emails.
The campsite provided a free, comprehensive Ribe walking tour leaflet in English and we happily spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around the very pretty town centre. I was intrigued to find that the cathedral offered free wifi! Most churches would want people to turn off their phones rather than encouraging them to use them!
We joined Andy and Glenn for pre-meal drinks before they headed off to town on their bikes for their last meal out in Denmark.