Jegindø circumference          ... one fine November morning

Jegind map 1943. Arrows and numbers refer to the photographs below.

The modern tourist map with the officially recommended Jegind  walking tour in red . It is indeed a fine route

The island of Jegind is small, only 8 km2, but offers about 16 km of varied coastline with sand, stones, mud flats and beautiful beach meadows.
As an alternative for walking or running, I recommend following the coastline. It demands good running shoes and agile feet, but the effort is rewarded. To prove my point, I post my photographs from  a run on November 19th, 2005.  It was a mild frost, and I started before sunrise. Parking just after crossing the dam from Tambohus, I first ran southeast to the 'Jegind Tap', the spit to the south.
1. Jegind Tap. Two duck hunters emerge from hiding to look at the intruder. Barely perceptible to the left are their decoys.
Beyond is Kaas Hoved (Kaas Head) of Salling, only 2½ km away (and itself a good place for a run, offering an ancient oak wood and interesting pasture land behind its shore. Combine with a visit to the medieval castle of Spøttrup nearby)


2. Rønhuse just north of the spit


3. Fishing net outside Marendal
4. In my childhood, these traditional nets (termed 'bottom nets') were all along the  shores of Jegind and Thyholm, and indeed of the entire Lime Fjord, during summer and autumn. I presume these nets at Jegind are now the very last ones existing in the fjord to remind of a glorious past.
6. Looking back on the small brook emerging from the meadows south of Nørby


7. Nørby. The island has 566 inhabitants (census 1996). Most live in Jegind, the village just behind and in fact confluent with Nørby


8. Sandkrogen (the 'Sand Bay') and Jegind Harbour. Fourty years ago, more eel were landed here than anywhere else in the kingdom. The harbour was built in 1939.


9. Jegind Harbour. These nets are hung up for drying outside the small fishing museum ('The Fjord House')
10.  Fishing traps laid out to dry. The farm behind is the southernmost in the village of Bøhl, near the northeastern corner of the island.
11. Pond in the wide meadows to the north. At high water these ponds fill with salt water, and many of them are connected by small channels. The system is dynamic, and most of the ponds today are different from those shown on the 1943 map
12. The view west towards Thyholm, at Borregaard and Egebjerg, from just north of Skalmør point. Note that here is another net
13.  Skalmør point

By Anders Gade

Jegindø maps in printer quality (both about 900 k) :  2005 (with street names and tourist symbols);  1943 (nicer)