Hel Peninsula

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First stop in Poland was camping at Chałupy on the Hel Peninsula. This place is popular with both windsurfers and kitesurfers where the water on the gently shelving south shore of the peninsula can get pretty crowded at times.

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Beach, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Beach, Windsurfer, Kitesurfer

Crossing over the railway line, going through the forest and then hitting the beach on the north shore was normally full of folks sun baking and making the most of the ocean facing swell hitting the wide sandy beach. Might sound like a long trek, in reality it was only 500 metres!

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Train, Railway

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Trees, Forest

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Beach

The north shore of the peninsula also gave way to some great photo opportunities at sunset.

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Beach, Sunset

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Sunset, Clouds

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Beach, Groin

With the south shore not looking quite so busy by night.

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Beach, Sunset

Anyone else up for a cycle to Hel and back?

Poland, Hel Peninsula, Chalupy, Signpost, Bicycle

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6 Responses to “Hel Peninsula”

  1. Rob Plim19 July 2011 at 20:29 #

    Great photo’s James!!

    • James Briggs20 July 2011 at 18:36 #

      Thanks Rob! Not quite up to your standard, pleased to hear you enjoyed them. High praise indeed. Cheers!

  2. Maciek20 July 2011 at 21:48 #

    Hey James ! It’s Maciek here. Great photos and description about Hel 🙂 Good luck on the competition in Sopot, thak you for driving to the shop with me once again! 😉 Sorry, but we didn’t make to say to you “goodbye”, couse you were not in your vehicle at that moment.. Cheers!

    • James Briggs21 July 2011 at 09:01 #

      Hey Maciek, many thanks! No problem about the shop driving mission, hope you enjoyed your stay on the Hel Peninsula.

  3. Kev22 July 2011 at 10:00 #

    Yo bud!
    Some very nice pictures you are posting up. Keep up the good work.

    • James Briggs22 July 2011 at 17:41 #

      Cheers Kev, will see what I can do…