Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Warsaw to Vilnius: Day # 3

My night at Gonaidz was fantastic. The city parks allows camping and it was only me and a father-son team who where canoeing the Biebranski Park. Hot showers, a kitchen, and friendly, curious residents assisted me. Helen and Bronislawa brought me coffee and sweet rolls for breakfast to send me on my way. After a long day through farm country, I trekked across Wigierski Park Narodowy, another national park with loads of lakes and pine forests. I ended up at the Wiaktor Farm for the evening (see previous post).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Warsaw to Vilnius: Day # 2

Day # 2 was opposite of my first... no freeway and endless trucks, but Polish nature at it's finest. By mid-morning, I reached Biebrzanski Park Narodowy. This park, located in the Podlaskie region, was established in 1993 and is the largest national park in Poland. The famous Biebrza marshes, is the most valuable natural ecosystems, which protects a vast and almost unchanged peat bog with a unique diversity of plant species, birds and other animals and natural ecosystems. This park is a very important nesting, feeding and resting places for wetland birds. In 1995 this park has been a recognized by UNESCO.