03.08.2017 – ZEROMSKI AND SUCHANEK IN ORLOWO

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UNFORTUNATELY, THE GATHERING CLOUDS HERALDED RAIN FOR OUR FAREWELL.

HOWEVER, WE HAD ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING TO DO. WE HAD TO TAKE A WALK BY THE SEA IN ORLOWO AND SEE HOW THE ZEROMSKI‘S COTTAGE LOOKS LIKE. IT WAS THE MOM’S ORDER, WITH WHOM – AS YOU KNOW – YOU CAN NOT DISCUSS. ANYWAY, WE ALSO WANTED TO GO TO SEE THE PIER IN ORLOWO. LONG TIME AGO WE USED TO GO TO THIS BEACH TO THE SUMMER THEATRE.

THE PIER IN ORLOWO BECAME MORE BEAUTIFUL. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PIER, FACING THE SEA, A SMALL BUILDING WAS REBUILT, QUITE WELL INTEGRATED INTO THE COASTAL LANDSCAPE. THIS IS ORLOWSKA’ TAVERN, WHICH HOUSES A RESTAURANT, A FISH SHOP AND A CAFÉ WITH A ROOF TERRACE. FISHING BOATS DOCKS ARE NEXT TO IT. ALL THIS LOOKS GREAT.

THE ZEROMSKI’ COTTAGE IS A LITTLE FURTHER AWAY. “THE CONSCIENCE OF POLISH LITERATURE” IN 1920 WROTE HERE A PARABLE ABOUT BEECHES, GIVING THEM THE NAMES OF THE DUKES OF KASHUBIAN.

IN THE ’80s THE HOUSE WAS ABANDONED. MUM PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN RESTORING SPLENDOUR OF THIS PLACE AND OPENING THE EXHIBITION CONCERNING THE WRITER. THE COTTAGE IS DOING WELL, ALTHOUGH IT IS A BIT UGLIFIED BY A CAFE HUGGED TO THE CLIFF NEXT TO IT.

WHEREAS ON ONE OF THE BENCHES ON THE SEASIDE SQUARE SITS THE MASTER ANTONI SUCHANEK, WITH A PAINTING PALETTE IN HIS HAND – POLISH MARINE PAINTER WHO LIVED AND WORKED FIRST IN GDYNIA, AND AFTER THE WAR IN ORLOWO.

WE SAT FOR A WHILE ON THE PIER, WE BOUGHT FRESHLY SMOKED FISH AND WE GOT TO SOPOT.

FOR THE DEPARTURE OF OUR TRAIN, WE HAD AN HOUR AND A HALF, BUT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO MOVE ANY FURTHER, ALTHOUGH WE WERE STILL PLANNING A QUICK WALK TO THE BEACH IN SOPOT. THE REASON WAS VERY PROSAIC … THERE ARE ONLY A DOZEN CABINETS AT THE RAILWAY STATION IN SOPOT, WHERE ONE CAN STORE YOUR LUGGAGE. ALL OF THEM WERE OCCUPIED. IT IS SURPRISING THAT IN SUCH A TOURIST TOWN THERE ARE SO FEW BAGGAGE LOCKERS. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, IT STARTED TO RAIN. IF WE DIDN’T HAVE LUGGAGE WE WOULD STILL GO, BUT WITH THE BAGS IN THE RAIN – IT WAS TOO MUCH, EVEN FOR US.

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SOPOT – IT’S TIME TO COME BACK HOME …

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THE SOPOT RAILWAY STATION HAS A VERY GOOD CATERING ZONE. ONE CAN GET SANDWICHES, PASTRIES, BREAD, AND IN THE OUTSIDE PASSAGE EAT PANCAKES, HAMBURGERS, ITALIAN DISHES. THERE IS ALSO A SERIOUSLY LOOKING RESTAURANT – SEAFOOD STATION RESTAURANT, BAR & GRILL – WHERE ONLY SEAFOOD IS SERVED. WHAT A CHOICE !!! THREE TYPES OF FRENCH OYSTERS, SHRIMPS, MUSSELS. BARRAGE PRICES (FOR POLISH STANDARDS). THE CHEAPEST OYSTER PLN 17.
MODERN DECOR, BUT IS THE LOCATION OF THIS PLACE NEAR THE STATION REASONABLE? PROBABLY IS …

WE BOUGHT SANDWICHES FOR THE ROAD AND GOT ON THE TRAIN. ME, WITH A STRONG DECISION, TO COME NEXT YEAR.

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