29th May 2022

Poland 2020. Part 2 Hel

Well heres to the 2nd destination ! HEL Poland !

The Road to Hel started with a delay as our transport didn’t turn up at our campsite in Sopot where we had been for 5 days at the beginning of our Poland tour. we found out later that our drivers had been summoned for Covid 19 tests, better safe than sorry! Anyway the Metropolis Domki Campsite sorted out alternative transport and we were soon on our way on the road to Hel.20200909_12472720200909_12473220200909_124736

Hel is on the peninsula of the most northern tip of Poland in puck county its some 33km from the polish mainland established in the 12th century with a population of a little over 3000 people. A fishing village with some lovely sandy beaches it has become a holiday destination for Poles and travellers from western Europe. With a Oceanic climate the best months to visit is May June July and August with highs of 33 degrees and averages around 20 degrees. We visited in September where highs are 27 degrees and averages around 17 degrees. We had a pleasant stay in the 4 star hotel Hel website is http://www.hotelhel.com situated 2 blocks from the port a 5 minute walk away from the main tourist drag which seemed a lot busier in the day time to night. Probably because there is a lot of tourists which arrive daily from Gdansk. Hotel Hel boasts a heated indoor pool and sauna. And modern facilities.  2 days was enough to tour this small part of Poland taking in the ex world war 2 fortifications the lighthouse beach and port. 20200909_17013420200909_17025620200909_17211720200910_12403720200910_12404620200910_12405620200910_12424120200910_12424820200910_124730119266632_10159085621917868_6767467058472915035_n20200910_12532320200910_12571620200910_125951Apart from sightseeing there was plenty of time for relaxing on the beach sampling the local Polish fish and the fine Polish Lager etc.20200910_13481320200910_13481620200910_13482020200910_14450920200910_144704118909818_10159085640272868_7834697560136189816_n128017089_4827718240631702_6727676088006201969_o127910314_4827718067298386_127870311554500019_oThe fish served from a barbecue was a real treat . A must visit to this fish stall half way down the long Pier/Jetty the fresh cooked fish is to die for it tasted and smelled great. Washed down with some local brew. Wish i was there now!119232195_10159085641502868_1316281295660684168_n20200910_15420820200910_14512320200910_14500920200910_14511920200910_15433020200910_15374820200910_14523820200910_14495420200910_144928127500380_4827718367298356_5472586789010920086_n119193092_10159085642857868_6506949023351825357_n119218125_10159085642707868_3898509058873252617_nSo after 2 quick days in Hel we set of again for the 3rd part of the Poland Tour 2020 this time to Gdansk by train. More fun to be had!

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