(June 18, 2018) Masurian Lakes
We'll spend this entire day to enjoy Masurian lakes from our base in
Mikolajki.Este día lo dedicaremos entero a disfrutar de los lagos de
desde nuestra base en Mikolajki. We plan to do a cruise, most likely to
Ruciane-Nida to see the landscapes in the way.
Breakfast starts at 9 AM, ticket office for ferries opens
at 9:30 AM and the boat we want to take is scheduled to leave at 10 AM,
so it looks like a tight start for the morning. Somehow, when we’re at
9:30 AM in the ticket office we’re asked to come back at 10 AM, and
then we’re explained there is no boat to Ruciane-Nida this morning
because we’re the only ones and, therefore, there is no enough people
for that. They call to assure me that the one at 2:20 PM is going to
happen, and when the answer is yes, I purchase two tickets by 40 zlotys
We’re ready for sailing this morning so I come back to the
office to ask where the only boat taking people is going. When they
answer it’s just for sailing by Lake Sniardwy, the biggest lake in the
country, for a bit more than one hour, I’ll get two tickets. They make
us a 10% discount because we’re already customers, so we pay 32.40
This boat is the one that appears for 9 AM in the ferry
timetable, but it finally leaves at 10:30 AM. The only problem at the
top is the sun, which is strong and makes us miss a cap or hat.
This is a gentle trip with beautiful views for Mikolajki
when leaving it, which is a lot more beautiful town from the lake.
Later, the trip is full of water landscapes with green boundaries and
sailboats here and there.
It’s nearly 12 PM when we’re back at Mikolajki. We pass by
a supermarket for waters and make a stop in the room. Then we take a
walk to choose a place for lunch. We finally take seats in the terrace
of restaurant Zlota Rybka, in the same street than the hotel. I eat a
pot of pasta with sausages, ham and bacon that has the name of
makaronowe here, and noodles with smoked salmon for Eva. Portions are
huge here and we’re glad of haven’t ordered something more. We pay 56
zlotys in total.
It's nearly 2 PM when we go to the ferry terminal, where
we can see how our boat is ready. It is scheduled for 2:20 PM and it
seems it’s going to be on time.
This trip takes more than two hours and takes us through
narrower places than the previous one. It feels like time is slow while
enjoying these views.
By the final part of the cruise, there is a lock that links two lakes with two meters difference in high of the water.
After this comes the most beautiful part of the way, with a lot of birds and water lilies on the near banks.
Once on land, in Ruciane-Nida, we ask at the port about
our options to come back to Mikolajki. It can only be done by taxi now.
We call the number they’re showing to us and a taxi appears in five
minutes. This is a pretty small town. It’s a 20 Km ride and we pay 142
zlotys for it.
The rest of the day is for resting and take the rests of our lunch we brought to the room as dinner.