Though Easter is a moving holiday, this year it has fallen entirely on April. It is one of the most important holidays in the Polish calendar, when tradition reaches its heights.
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A colorful mosaic of fishing boats makes the sea port a popular holiday destination
Władysławowo is a town on the south coast of the Baltic Sea in Kashubia in the Pomerelia region, northern Poland. It was named after one of the Polish kings - the initiator of the Polish Navy Władysław IV Waza. The proximity of the Hel Peninsula makes Władysławowo a popular sea port and holiday seaside destination.
WŁADYSŁAWOWO ON THE MAP OF POLAND
A port without a cat would mean nothing!
The beach in Władysławowo. Message in a bottle
A windy day is equally unpleasant for sailors as for those who take a walk on the beach, The wind lifts the grains of sand up creating an impression of a low mist hanging above the shore.
The red top of the nearby lighthouse extends above the top of the beech trees growing on the Cape Rozewie. The apparent proximity of the lighthouse encourages to seek shelter from the strong winds. However, it is better to rather hitchhike than walk there on such a windy day. You can also take the local bus or taxi. Though, locals are very open to strangers here and will be glad to help you out and take you there. It is often a great occasion to get to know something about how life looks like here.
The town and port of Władysławowo as seen from the top of the lighthouse on the Cape Rozewie - formerly believed to be the country's most northerly point. Since measurements carried out in Decemeber 2000, that distinction is now given to a nearby beach in Jastrzębia Góra. The characteristic tower in the panorama is the building called Dom Rybaka (informal translation by the author: The Fisherman's House) - initially bound to be a hotel, today is the seat of the city office of Władysławowo and other institutions, including the museum of butterflies. The Fisherman's House also offers another viewpoint on the coast; however, personally the one on Rozewie is my no 1.
More about the lighthouse on the Cape Rozewie in the next post!
Beginning of April. Spring in full bloom. The sailing season has just begun and more and more boats dare to face the capricious sea. The sun is just about to rise over the Baltic Sea. The symbol of the Polish freedom. Today is going to be a sunshiny day for sailors!
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English philologist and film editor by education. Translator by occupation. A lover of my motherland Poland and globetrotter with journalist ambitions. Passionate about photography. I love traveling, active way of spending time and contact with nature. Experience and explore - that is what drives me! I am on the look for happy islands.