Got an early start so as to make the 5.5 km to Bożkowice by 9:30. We took a look at the “castle” that rents for $250/night–the security guard let us in to look at the fabulous view and he gave us a stamp for our Credentials (1st close-up pic). Then we proceeded to our place (another 0.5 mi) to arrive at the University of Wroclaw Retreat Center nestled in the middle of the forest with 20 some cabins ($17.50 for the two of us per night). No restaurant or store anywhere around! Lots of volleyball in evening.
We got settled by 11 am and took off for a cross-country hike around the lake (actually a dam-filled reservoir). Lots of steep ups and downs–some that I wouldn’t risk. Amazing paths around the lake that took us over two dams (each with hydro plants), but the highlight was Zamek Czocha, a 13th century castle (pic of it is at a distance). We didn’t take the tour, but ate there instead. Just imagine the setting!
And so after six hours we made it around the lake–oh, that included coffee, goodies, and chitchat with a “friend” of Eddie’s.