Stenkastning Hov 1.
Stenkastning Hov 2.
At Musmannsvej where you’re now standing, a primitive coastal protection has been implemented for a stretch of approx. 100m also serving as foundations for the path.
At Musmannsvej where you’re now standing, a primitive coastal protection has been implemented for a stretch of approx. 100m also serving as foundations for the path. This is known as a riprap and it prevents the sea from eroding the private gardens along the coastline, but also serves to protect a rainwater outfall into the sea against erosion.
The riprap is an essential element in the Coastal Path project. A durable and firm three-metre-wide surfacing has been laid enabling wheelchair users to use this stretch of path.
The riprap has been approved by the Danish Coastal Authority and is designed to protect the coastal path against easterly high winds.
North of the riprap by the blue flag, a row of breakwaters have been constructed as a result of an initiative put forward by the local coastal preservation association Høfdeholderne. Membership funds together with donations have created the financial basis for construction and maintenance of the breakwaters.
The breakwaters were constructed because sea currents cause substantial migration of material – littoral drift – along the coastline, especially from the pier by the Egmont Folk High School to the harbour jetty. The breakwaters were constructed in order to improve the quality of the beach – and it works!
As already mentioned, the riprap is situated below the houses on Musmannsvej. This road was built during the 1930s and is named after Rasmus Musmann who built the road assisted by C.P. Færgemann, who owned a few plots nearby.
Rasmus worked at C.P. Færgemann’s Fish Exports and permanently occupied the rear building on his employer’s premises.
Musmannsvej was never tarmacked and remains largely unchanged.