Green Track - Tatting and Tit Expedition
View of the Church – Kristkirken Tønder was initially built as a shipping port for Møgeltønder and the Geest country. Thence the city evolved first with the Skt. Laurentius church – built approximately around year 1200 and later with the Kristkirke (Christchurch) which can be seen above the rooftops. The Kristkirke was built in 1592 and is a typical baroque style church.From the beginning the Vidå has been the merchant passage of the city. It has given life to plants and animals and prosperity to the people living near it. In addition to seatrout and salmon, pikes and eels have also been caught far up in the Vidå. The eels were often caught using the method Tatting where worms are sewn onto a 1-2m long string and then made into a “Ball with loops”. This is then tied to a fishing rod or a stick. The Tatting itself is done by putting a rod (or rods) with the tat in the water and hopefully the eels will bite into the worms. The eel is then lifted out of the water and onto a sheet where it falls out of the tat and is ready to be brought home.
The Blue Tit – Sweet and Angry Up in the trees or in the bushes this sweet little bird is often at play – the small, sprightly Blue Tit is insect hunting. With amazing speed it slips through leaves and twigs. During the winter season the Tit flock has grown in number and you might see them on their way through the woods. Be sure to look for: Marsh Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Great Tit and Nuthatches, etc.