Remembering the summer time – a trip to the Lapwing Lake

I came across a few pictures, which I took last summer, in September, during a week spent by Polish Baltic sea. In spite of uncertain weather, we went on two long trips to the lakes – The Czajcze Lake (The Lapwing Lake) and The Turkusowe Lake (The Turquoise Lake). I am showing you some photos of the Lapwing Lake in this post. The pictures from the second excursion I will present in the following note.

The green route to the Lapwing Lake starts in Międzyzdroje and leads through the thick woods, the gorgeous beech forests among the others.

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While passing through the village of Warnowo you can admire a beautiful, old orchard, very picturesque especially on a September, rainy day.

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Among the old, fruit species, there grows a huge Thuja plicata tree in the orchard. It is 120 years old and 25 m high.

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From the Warnowo village it is quite close to the Lapwing Lake. Its shores are thickly covered with trees, shrubs and fallen logs, therefore, it’s difficult to reach the water. But, on the other hand, such landscape makes the trip more attractive, particulary because, due to various obstacles, you can easily loose track! 😀

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The beaver’s work!

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The Lapwing Lake is situated amongst the forests of the Woliński National Park. The shoreline has a shape of a crossaint. The Lapwing Lake is the largest of all the Park’s lakes, it is 77,64 ha big and 3 m deep on average.

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In the middle of the lake there lies a small cape, where the green track leads. In the XIX century this cape was an island. After the second world war the ruins of the medieval stronghold were there discovered. Nearby a huge boulder sticks out of the lake. It was transported by a glacier from the areas of today’s Scandinavia 12 000 years ago. People say, that on sunny days otters bask in the sun on its surface – that’s why it is called the Otter Boulder (Wydrzy Głaz).

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At the end of the trip I found a tiny lizard and managed to take a picture of it 🙂

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Goodbye to the summer

Hi! 🙂

By posting this note I would like to say goodbye to the summer, which is gone for a week now. You can feel the autumn in nature on the photos below, though it was sunny last Saturday, when we took the pictures. However, the combination of white and  mint, which I adore, is perfectly summer. By the way, I present you another floss bracelet, made by myself 🙂

The pictures were taken by the Polish sea, in Międzyzdroje. Enjoy! 🙂

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NAPISY

July moments

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Japanese Garder in Wrocław#Centennial Hall#The Pergola#Japanese Garden#Set with dots#Gosań vantage point

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Międzyzdroje, by the Kikut lighthouse#The Opatowicka Island#Międzyzdroje#The Kikut lighthouse

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Renoma building#The Puppets Theater#Euonymus and Berberis/colour combination#Grasses by Renoma building#Fountain by the Puppets Theater#Wrocław from the Garnizonowy Church tower#The Peace Church in Świdnica#The Ślęża and Radunia Mountain#The living picture

Weekend on the Pomeranian Bay

I spent the last few days on the Pomeranian Bay, on both Polish and German sides.

I stayed in Międzyzdroje, a popular Polish resort. Though the place is far too crowded and noisy for me, the surroundings are  excellent. Here the beautiful Woliński National Park is situated, with its splendid cliffs, which are not to be found anywhere else on the Polish seaside.

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The flora growing on the cliffs

Hippophaë rhamnoides

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Honckenya peploides

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A new life on a follen beech log

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Hippophaë rhamnoides, Epilobium angustifolium, Achillea sp.

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You can visit vantage points with breathtaking views.

The Kawcza Góra (the Jackdow Hill) vantage point is one of them.

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The panorama of the Pomeranian Bay

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The new-built wooden stairs leading from the Kawcza Góra to the beach

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The view is magnificient and the stairs are well-designed; they perfectly fit in the landscape. I love such designes.

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You can admire even more beautiful view from the Gosań vantage point, located 90 m above the sea level.

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On the beach 🙂

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The Kikut lighthouse, situated on the Kikut hill. It was built in the 1960s and is 18 m high.

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Some fun by the Kikut 😀

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You can sail from Międzyzdroje to the German side of the Pomeranian Bay by ship. It takes about one hour to get to one of three German resorts – Ahlbeck, Herringsdorf and Bansin. We visited Herringsdorf and saw its main promenade with greatly-designed and well-kept buildings and greenery.

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