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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 19-06-2016, 13:10 Thread Starter
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Here are our new Polish friends, I have my hands on Antonio our host, he is a truly lovely kind man, we communicate in a few English words and his translating machine (which doesn´t always tell it as it is )
Antonio is a colonel in the Polish army, he retires in November. He has invited us to come here whenever we want to. Unfortunately its 660 hard km from home, motorways are probably easier, but that what we avoided coming here.
We have just this minute waved goodbye to Antonio and his 3 friends, its a bit sad, but maybe we will return one day.
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What a difference a day makes

We had the storm, yesteday it was too hot for us and today we have put the heating on because its 15° and raining. To be fair, its been a cool day, but only started raining about 6.30pm.
We made a circular tour------from Potrity---Dobre Miasto----Alidzbark Warminski----Bartoszyce----Almost into Russia at the Bagrationowsk crossing Road No 51. Back to Bartoszyce and onto the No 57 road back to Jezlorany/Potrity base camp.
When you see my photo´s it appears to be quite flat, not so, today the sceenery was just like the Black forest for quite a lot of the time. The photo shows where we stopped for lunch, a big forest layby, we parked right away from the road. It would have been a fantastic place to stop the night, would have probably seen some wild life, foxes, maybe even hear wolves who knows.
The second picture is the crossing into Russia, we bypassed all that traffic on the right and turned back, I pulled over on the side of the road to take the photo and a Police lady told us we couldn´t stop there, I indicated just 1 minute and she said OK only a minute.
If you like the natural world this is the area to come to, my guide tells me we are heading towards wilder places to the Puszcza Borecka region.
We are surprised how tidy the main roads are kept, all the wide grass verges are cut short. BUT what is so annoying are the mile upon mile of brand new cycle paths, ( we have never seen anyone on them), leaving the roads either full of pot holes or dirt roads.
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Loving this thread Jan.Russia is a country I doubt I will visit,but reading your account of your journey you never know!
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Loving this thread Jan.Russia is a country I doubt I will visit,but reading your account of your journey you never know!
Thanks Jo, I'm glad It's being read by one person at least
We didn't go into Russia only to the border.
Today we have left what was home base for 5 days, bit sad really, the neighbour's gave us a big hug goodbye and hope we will return one day.
Travelling towards Mikolajki, a popular place with Germans, there were a lot of campers coming and leaving the area. First opportunity we left the rd. No. 16 turned south on the 609. We've had 2 offers to stay overnight in people's gardens, but are now in the car park of a football field away from everyone.
The first offer came from a man we asked if he knew of a place we could park for the night, behind his house he offered, but there were a few yapping dogs around so we declined. We found this place, parked and I walked 200 meters into the village and found a lady who spoke English to ask if this was ok, she though we wouldn't be distributed, but if we were asked to move we could come into her garden.
So here we are once again with a sports field to play tennis with the dogs
They are already worn out and sound asleep and nobody has bothered us.
No pictures today.
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Enjoying your photos and daily news. just one question, has anyone objected to you taking photos at any time.

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Must try harder with pics please!
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Good morning from a sunny football pitch

It was a peaceful place to stay, traffic has only just started its 8.20am, we are about 150 mtrs from the road.
Hopefully today will be more interesting for photos.
No cabby, nobody has objected to photos, not even in the church.
So first breakfast and then we are orf.
More later.
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lovely looking dogs, enjoy your journey

when I visited Poland a few years ago it was very peaceful, apart from when I was in Krakow and the Pope came home to visit and it filled with pilgrims

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Funny you should mention the dogs, I have just had a wonderful job to do, empty the Shelties anal glands, something was worrying him last night so I took a guess and was right. not a pleasant task.
A game of tennis now and then we're ready, as you see, we don't hurry. 10.30am.
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Enjoying your photos and daily news. just one question, has anyone objected to you taking photos at any time.

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I think what Cabby is alluding to is (in the nicest possible way) ...




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