Hurray for another long weekend in Poland! The combination of May day (the 1st) and Constitution Day (today) gave us a lovely four day weekend to enjoy. I spent the weekend in Mazury, the polish lake district, in a little town called Giżycko. I'd heard great things about Mazury, one of the most beautiful areas of Poland and the perfect setting for an activity weekend. The weather has been fantastic lately and I was looking forward to getting outdoorsy; canoeing, cycling, maybe a bit of sunbathing and lots of walking.
Well the weather had other plans, when we arrived on Saturday it was lovely. Giżycko is a resort town on a canal that joins two huge lakes which were busy with sailing boats. We could see some kayaks and pedalows that we'd decided to rent the next day but on Sunday it rained all day and the temperature dropped by as much as 20 degrees, the lake was too choppy for us to rent the boats and we didn't see anywhere to rent bikes. It seems unless you're a sailing fanatic Giżycko is a place that needs good weather.
We had a fun weekend but unfortunately in spite of the location rather than because of it. My outdoorsy weekend became one of table hockey, man challenges, card games and breakfast pizza; bardzo fun but not what we went for. I'd give Mazury another go but not without an iron clad weather forecast and a bicycle. Weekend fail.