Western Pomerania Journals

Rambling around on the Baltic

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A travel journal to Western Pomerania by Praskipark

Sammy the seagull Photo, Dzwirzyno, Western Pomerania More Photos
Quote: Some of the smaller seaside resorts we visited on our return to the Baltic Coast, Poland in August 2012

An unexpected treasure

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Sammy the seagull Photo, Dzwirzyno, Western Pomerania
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Dźwirzyno is a town on the Baltic Coast in Western Pomerania that we touched on slightly on our last trip to this area of Poland in June of this year. I wanted to revisit because the kitsch souvenir shops attracted me and I was determined to buy a wooden seagull. Luckily, I found my white seagull at the far end of the main shopping drag close to the turn off for the port. The shop inside was a cornucopia of all things decorative and wacky; lighthouses, fishermen, wind chimes in natural wood, amber and coloured shells. These wonderful knick-knacks filled the front of the shop inside and as we went in to pay,I heard the tragic voice of Bruce Springsteen singing, ‘Philadelphia.’ As much as I ...Read More

Not a chicken drummer in sight

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Antiquated boat in Mrzeżyno   Photo, Mrzezyno, Poland
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Having never really explored the smaller seaside resorts on the Baltic Coast after Dźwirzyno we decided to take a ride out to look at Mrzeżyno. This particular evening we were going to prepare a barbecue but first, we had to find a shop selling chicken drummers.Driving into the main strut of the town over the ramps I realised that this town was a bit more classy than its neighbour. The same 'Kiss me Quick' effect was here also but the retail outlets looked more sophisticated as did the bars and cafes. The town was nicely sign-posted in blue and white wooden signs which was a bonus.We drove to the port area first and decided to walk around the town later. As always, parking is...Read More

A Baltic resort with a French feel

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Under the new pier Photo, Ustronie Morskie, Western Pomerania
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Ustronie Morskie is the first big seaside resort after Kolobrzeg in the direction of Gdansk on the Baltic Coast.We wanted to view as many of the coastal towns as we could during our visit in August whether they were small or large resorts. My husband had told me that this particular resort was popular with some of his students so I was intrigued to see how it differed from Grzybowo and what made the town so popular.The day we visited was a very warm day. I think the temperature was around 25 degrees centigrade which is unusual for the end of August. We drove straight down the main road and found a car parking area with an attendant. The space was opposite a handsome church which of course ...Read More

A touch of old Poland

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Church in the town of Trzebiatow Photo, Trzebiatow, Western Pomerania
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Having seen quite a few of the seaside resorts along the Baltic Coast that were in reasonable driving distance from our base at Grzybowo I thought it would be nice to drive inland, not too far, just enough kilometres to find a church and a different style of architecture.We came across a small hamlet/village called Trzebiatow, a few kilometres inland from Mrzeżyno. I should have known better, there wasn’t actually anything to see apart from the focal point, the village church which stands on the main road opposite a very old fashioned looking sklep (grocery shop).The church was interesting as it looked like the original building had been stripped of paint ready for a new look....Read More

Rogowo

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Rogowo is one of the strangest seaside resorts I have ever been to, it's like a ghost town. First of all let me explain where the place is. It is a small resort on the Baltic Coast in western Pommerania, Poland, situated in between Dźwirzyno and Mrzeżyno and approximately 96 kilometres from Szczecin. We visited in August of this year and although we did see some people milling around, the place seemed pretty dead. Apart from Polish and a few German tourists it isn't generally visited by anyone else. I can't say I blame then, apart from the beach the rest of the place is non-de script. When the tourists have all gone home the village goes back to its even sleepier state. I think there are ...Read More

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Praskipark

Praskipark
Warsaw, Poland