Exploring the water in waders while fishing or not fishing.
Fjord means inlet in Danish. Along the east coast of Jutland there is almost an inlet by every 30 kilometres. And at the end of every inlet there is a city. We drove to Houen Odde – where Kolding Fjord splits into two smaller inlets. It is a good place for fishing, says people who knows what fishing is about. So, we went. With fishing poles and stuff, knowing that if we saw a beach crab that would be all fine too.
We, the parents, were actually more excited about the waders that Villads, the boy aged 7. The boy had been given them as a gift to his birthday. I, the mother, had been wearing waders while fishing in Norway and thought that this specific experience was a great defining, personal moment. Rose, the girl aged 12, also wanted to try these odd rubber boots slash pants with belts. He, the father, only went along because the water was way too cold for the mother only on that day. She, the mother, did surely not recall the water in Norway to be at such a low temperature. He, the father, knew all along that the chances of fishing were equal to zero.
Photography & Words by Dea Simonsen