Krokowa Off The Beaten Path Tips by evaanna
Krokowa Off The Beaten Path: 4 reviews and 10 photos
Lighthouse Stilo is situated near Sasino, which is also worth visiting for the great restaurant (see my restaurant tips). The Lighthouse was built when the area belonged to Germany in 1904-1906. Its name may derive from the German word 'stille', meaning peace or silence.
But the life of the lighthouse keepers there has not always been peaceful. In 1972 the radio station located there played an important role in rescuing a Danish ship, which was sinking not far from it. It had an engine failure and had run aground in the shallow waters during a storm reaching force 12 on the Beaufort scale. Thanks to the lighthouse keepers, who helped organise the rescue operation using their radio, although the ship sank the crew had all been brought to safety. The masts of the sunken ship can apparently still be seen from the top of the lighthouse on a clear day.
I only took the picture of the interesting lighthouse door, the second photo was borrowed from the web.
Struggling with the wind, Lubiatowo
Eager to explore as much of this part of the Baltic coast as we could, we drove even further west of Krokowa to see what Lubiatowo looked like. But, no matter how hard we looked we couldn't see a village there. Just a few summer cottages dispersed in the dwarf pinewood, uninhabited off season. In April, the place was deserted but there were some indications of what it might look like in the summer. Some parts of the wood were enclosed, probably serving as campsites with kiosks for reception. All rather primitive, but, unlike at Bialogora, here you could drive much closer to the beach, which was lovely: fine sand all along. It was sunny but the strong wind made walking difficult, so we had to go back soon. But if you are planning a walk or sunbathing on the beach, Lubiatowo may be the place you are looking for.
Obelisk commemorating the Battle of Swiecino
About 5 km south of Krokowa along the road to Wejherowo you will come across this obelisk commemorating a bloody battle that took place here on 17 September 1462. 2000 Polish troops led by Piotr Dunin defeated an army of over 2500 Teutonic Knights, over 1000 of whom were killed and 200 taken captive. The loss of life on the Polish side was 100 killed. This spectacular victory was a turning point in the 13-Year-War (1454 - 1466) , put an end to the military power of the Teutonic Order and greatly contributed to Pomerania' s reversal to Poland under the Torun Treaty in 1466. The obelisk was erected in 1962, when Poland celebrated a millennium of its status as a state.
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