|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!