New day, new city, new views and emotions.
But we couldn’t stay here until 2pm and waste time, so we decided to try our luck and go to the hostel. Who knows, maybe they will have a free room to give us before our will be ready, or we could wait inside, in the lobby.
It was very cold here and windy. We were getting frozen. Luckily the hostel wasn’t very far, just 5 minutes walk from the station. But all doors were closed, no light was seen in the windows, except the one. It was the kitchen. We knocked the window, called the woman and asked for help to let us come in. She called someone else and told us that in 5-10 minutes another person will come and open the door. And indeed, in 5 minutes a young girl and boy came, let us come in and even opened the door of our room. Ohhh this was a real happiness. Warm room, small but very nice one, with hot shower inside, wardrobe, TV and other amenities. But for this moment all that we needed was hot shower, soft bed and a good blanket. We fall asleep immediately. After few hours of rest we got up fresh, full of energy and ready for new trips. Yes, yes, it was not the end of trips for today. In our plans was to visit another small city on the coast, Sopot.
Round-trip ticket for the train was bought from the central station (by the way very cheap) with a free time for return trip. 20 minutes of drive on a train and here we are, beautiful Sopot was welcoming us.
It was a bit cloudy, some drops of rain were falling down. Bit nothing could stop us. We started to walk in a clean streets, crossed the streets one after another and came to the center. Here first building that took our attention was the Catholic church which was St. George’s Roman Catholic garrison parish dating from 1899-1901.
In a few meters down the street was the most famous quirky house standing, crookedly shaped retail building Krzywy Domek, which was transformed to the Costa Coffee cafe, shops and restaurants. But we chose another small cafe for a tea and some sweets and didn’t regret. The range was so big that was hard to decide. We took different ones and shared. What I really loved in Poland was their tasty baked sweets.
After refreshing we again continued walking and we reached the most famous place, the longest wooden pier in Europe, which has 511m length. Usually the entrance to the pier needs some payment, but today it was open for everyone. Whatever, even if we had to pay, it was supposed to be around 4pln which was almost 1€, almost nothing 🙂 there were a lot of people walking on it. At the end of the pier there was some other additional area, close to marine, where people were sitting and taking sunbathe. There were a lot of seagulls, who were not afraid of people. I was even feeding some of them from hand. That was fantastic feeling to be in touch with birds, to feel them so close and safe.
On the end of the pier there was a pirate style of boat with black sails waiting for people to take to the open sea. Sky was getting clear and clear with every hour. It was still windy with we were enjoying our day on the beach, feeling the breeze in the air and the smell of salty water.