|Amber Baltic Clubhouse|
We took advantage of a long holiday weekend in early May, and headed north. It was our first visit to the Baltic seashore. Why this area rather than the more popular Gdansk, Tri-city? A golf course! It was a little early in the season and although it was sunny, the weather was still chilly. I’m guessing the high temperature was 10 C or 50 F with howling wind, 65 km or 40 miles an hour.
We visited Amber Baltic Golf Club, founded in 1993 – the first Polish golf course. My husband felt the course was well designed, challenging with fair greens and a good deal of water. The lunch menu in the club house changes daily featuring a set menu of traditional Polish cuisine. We enjoyed a late lunch one day consisting of a hearty tomato soup, rolled chicken with potato dumplings and pickled cucumbers.
We visited the boardwalk in Międzyzdroje and walked to the end of a the longest cement pier in Poland. The wind was so strong that I wouldn’t have ventured out if it weren’t for the railings, not that I was in danger of being blown over, I’m just chicken, and, it was strong enough that you could feel it moving you.
The Wolin National Park is home to a Bison sanctuary which we tried to visit. It was closed for the holiday apparently. There is a parking lot along the road for visitors to the sanctuary. The entrance is a 1600 meter hike through the forest. It was disappointing after walking a mile to find them closed with no option other than to walk a mile back to our car. We weren’t the only ones. There were several Polish families getting the same bad news, so it’s not because we couldn’t read a sign telling us that they were closed that day.
Wishing you an enjoyable visit to Wolin Island!
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.