Beaten into submission..
It had to happen. A day of reckoning was due. I thought I’d made a canny move changing my final destination to Bratislava from Prague, and for two days I had cause for celebration. I couldn’t boast having a tailwind, but a crosswind is always going to be a better option than a full-on headwind. However, today the pact with the weather gods has been rescinded and, according to the forecast, I will be paying my dues for the next couple of days. The wind is coming from the south, and staying from the south…..and I am going south. After a reasonable day’s quota of 83km against this 15mph headwind, I arrived at the unpronounceable town of Jedrzejow, discovered its most attractive feature was its railway station, checked on the internet and found there was a train to Krakow in 30 minutes…..it was a no-brainer….a one hour train journey into Krakow and I would be heading to a campsite by the River Vistula (the very same river that runs through Warsaw)…..it was two fingers to the weather gods.Krakow is a place Jenny and I have already visited in winter time, when the Christmas market was in full swing, and the air was filled with the aroma of mulled wine. I’ve already had a kind Warmshowers invitation to stay a further two nights here, so let’s see how the city compares in September. It is universally regarded as the jewel in the crown of Poland.
Posted on September 16, 2019, in Biking the Baltic 2,400km and tagged adventure cycling, Krakow, Poland. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
I was told that Krakow was the only city the Nazi’s didn’t destroy and it is a beautiful place. I love the lodi (ice cream to you and me)
That is absolutely right….one of the least damaged cities in Poland, and a delightful place…
Sorry to hear of the persistent headwind. May the wind be at your back from now on…
Thanks! As you know, adventure travel always means taking the rough with the rougher’.. 🙃