Zakopane to Czestochowa (Poland)

We selected Czestochowa merely because it was a convenient point on the map half way between Zakopane and Warsaw. We didn’t want to drive 500km in the northern winter without knowing what conditions would be like. So we broke it up over two days. I’m glad we did because while this drive didn’t give rise to much in the way of words for this blog, it was pretty and we stopped many times to take photos. I think it took us about 5-6 hours just to travel about 280km.

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Instead of taking the highway through Krakow we took some scenic county roads.

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There were frozen creeks running through golden leaf littered forests.

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A frozen lake gave us a chance to photograph the shapes of the broken ice on the shores and to see what happened when we dropped small rocks down onto it from the roadway. We giggled like school boys at our ability to “skim” the rocks across the lake surface so easily. Naturally, it was just us cheating as the rocks bounced across the ice.

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We also passed many picture-perfect villages. Some with coloured houses liek this one while others were filled with wood cabins and steep pitched alpine roofs.

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