Trip Pulse: Broken bones and the Baltic sea

It was June 15, 4 days before our next departure to the Canary Islands, a nice evening without Niko in Leszno’s waterpark complex. We had some time to ourselves to enjoy the pool, water massage and a ride down the water slide.
The result? Natasza’s broken collarbone. Many doctor visits later, one surgery and a few painful and emotional weeks, we are ready to move on…

It’s August now and the plans are forming with renewed hope. We have learned a lot during the last 8 weeks:

  • We know we are not invincible and need to take every possible precaution to make sure our trip continues safely
  • We need to be supportive when times get tough and arm ourselves with patience and love
  • We have learned to respect each other’s roles more
  • We are very appreciative of the support we have received from our friends and family (Thanks Kate, Igor and Nika for a wonderful visit in Leszno)

  • Natasza is feeling better now and is ready to tackle the world again (she is going to the hospital tomorrow, to have the metal rods removed, finally)

    As part of her recovery, we took a much-needed break to fill up on vitamin D, Iodine and whatever else the Polish sea has to offer. Kołobrzeg is a small touristy town right by the Baltic sea.

    We rented an apartment close to the park and the beach. We struck gold with the weather as it is usually very unpedictable.

    We have heard many Polish folks say; “Having sunny days at he Baltic sea is like winning the lottery … “

    Guess we did …

    We really liked the beach, however being unaccustomed to the cold water, Niko was the only one brave enough to take a dip in the sea (average water temperature during summer is between 16-19 degrees Celsius). We did however enjoy fresh fried fish, smoked salmon chased by delicious cold Polish beer. We also enjoyed our daily stroll by the very green promenade parallel to the coast.

    Niko’s favorites were soft ice cream and fries, not necessarily in this order:) Niko and Martin also loved the military museum with real decommissioned aircrafts and weapons.

    It was a nice short break.

    Are you planning a trip to the Polish sea? It may not be warm but it is beautiful. What are our thoughts? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

    Here are our pictures from the trip to Kolobrzeg: