High Tatra Mountains during winter

Photographs of High Tatra mountains in Poland, December 2017. Lots of snow, strong wind and a little bit of frost.

Video from the trip: https://youtu.be/l2HsKHWlAZI.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

High mountains were just in front of us.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Mountain chalet by Morskie Oko lake. The shelter was our destination.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Frozen Morskie Oko lake and people walking through it.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Czarny Staw pod Rysami – Black Lake below Mount Rysy under snow and ice.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Morskie Oko lake. On the way to Czarny Staw pod Rysami.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Frozen mountains seen from the trail to Szpiglasowa Przełęcz.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Lots of snow on frozen mountains seen from the trail to Szpiglasowa Przełęcz.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Mięguszowiecki Summit Cubryna next to Mnich Mount.

© Marta Reszka - Tatra mountains
© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Tatras during sunset seen from the way back to Palenica Białczańska.

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© Marta Reszka. Poland, High Tatra Mountains.

Miedziane Mount on the way back during sunset.

Other photos from mountains.

Stavanger and Preikestolen weekend trip

Purpose: hike to Preikestolen – Pulpit Rock, take a walk in Stavanger and see Sverd i Fjell – Swords in Rock.

Where: south-west Norway, Stavanger, Tau, Preikestolen, Lysefjord.

When: end of September 2017.

From-to: flying from Gdańsk Airport, Poland and arriving to Sola Airport near Stavanger. Bus to Stavanger Fiskepiren harbor and a ferry from Stavanger to Tau. Then a bus from Tau harbor straight to Preikestolen hiking trail start.

A weekend trip (2 days) by plane to Norway, Stavanger. Main purpose was to visit Pulit Rock. There was constantly some rain (not much) but rain is pretty usual in Norway. However the second day was sunny. The hike to Pulpit Rock was not recommended that day because of that rain and some wind supposedly strong at the top. There was a sign with this information at the beginning of the trail. We went up. Trail was not difficult, only the rocks were a bit slippery because of the rain. Pretty views on the top at Lysefjord. At the time there were very few people on the top of Pulpit Rock. On sunny days it is not possible to spend time in there without crowds.

Stavanger is full of street art. Architecture is very consistent, the same style of houses siding panels and colors everywhere, mostly white.

Video from the trip: https://youtu.be/LAC1PX67TLY.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger, Fiskepiren.

Ferry starting from Fiskepiren in Stavanger was quite fast.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger, Fiskepiren.

There was quite big ferry traffic between nearest islands and harbors.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger, Fiskepiren.

Next ferry in front of us and a Stavanger bridge.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip
© Marta Reszka. Norway, ferry from Stavanger to Tau.

Rocky islands on the way to Tau.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Preikestolen
© Marta Reszka. Norway, hike to Preikestolen.

Rocks with some grass.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Preikestolen
© Marta Reszka. Norway, hike to Preikestolen.

A strange hut on the way, very small, a bit minimalist and modern style. Closed.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Preikestolen
© Marta Reszka. Norway, hike to Preikestolen.

Almost there.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Preikestolen
© Marta Reszka. Norway, hike to Preikestolen.

View from empty Pulpit Rock at Lysefjord.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Preikestolen
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Preikestolen.

Panoramic view from Pulpit Rock edge.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger.

Early morning in Stavanger. Almost the same white houses and black asphalt everywhere.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger.

Sun is rising above neat Stavanger streets.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger.

White twin houses.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger.

White siding panels, white fence.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger.

Roundabout and circular sidewalk above it. Very good idea, no lights, no zebra crossings.

© Marta Reszka - Norway trip, Stavanger
© Marta Reszka. Norway, Stavanger.

Sverd i Fjell means Swords in Rock. The highest one has above 9 meters. This is a monument made of bronze. History of Sverd i Fjell.

Tatras again

Another trip to Tatras.

fot. Marta Reszka © 2013. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2013. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2013. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2013. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2013. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2013. Tatra Mountains.

Tatra Mountains

Another trip to Tatras.

fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2012. Tatra Mountains.

Spain trip

Purpose: to climb in south-east Spain, in different areas, also close to the coast. To swim in Mediterranean Sea and see spanish cities. But mostly rock climbing with group of climbers.

Where: south-east Spain; Calpe, Alicante, Benigembla.

When: beginning of November 2014.

From-to: flying from Gdańsk Airport, Poland and arriving to Barcelona El Prat Airport. Night trip with rented car to Benigembla village.

This trip was fully organised not by me, including transport, climbing gear, places to visit. I really enjoyed the climat of Spain, hot weather with no rain during whole trip. Climbing in natural environment was great there, swimming in Costa Blanca too. I liked the flora of this region, I saw fruiting opuntias, khaki trees, orange and lemon trees, olive trees and date palms. There was a lot of rosemary shrubs growing on the rocks. The transition from day to night was very short. It was chilly in the morning and everything outside was a bit wet from morning dew.

© Marta Reszka - Flight to Spain
© Marta Reszka. Flight to Spain.

View from plane at mountains and clouds below.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Puerta del Valle, Murla
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Puerta del Valle, Murla.

Rocky hills all around. White houses with swimming pools. Almost no people outside, looked like abandoned. View from Puerta del Valle.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Puerta del Valle, Murla
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Puerta del Valle, Murla.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat.

A view from climbing spot.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat.

When I walked down the street from climbing spot to the beach, it seemed very empty too.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Pueblo Mascarat beach
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Pueblo Mascarat beach.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Calpe, Penon de Ifach
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Calpe, Penon de Ifach.

Calpe and Penon de Ifach seen from Sierra de Olta.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Calpe
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Calpe.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Calpe
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Calpe.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Calpe
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Calpe.

A cliff next to the beach with houses on the edge.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Calpe
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Calpe.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Calpe
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Calpe.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Benigembla
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Benigembla.

A rocky hill near Benigembla with olive trees.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Benigembla
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Benigembla.
© Marta Reszka - Spain, Benigembla
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Benigembla.

Narrow almost empty streets during a morning walk in this small village. Little colorful buildings next to each other.

© Marta Reszka - Spain, Benigembla
© Marta Reszka. Spain, Benigembla.

Tatras

Another trip to Tatras.

fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.
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fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.
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Tfot. Marta Reszka © 2011. atra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.
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fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.
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fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.
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fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.
fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains - Tatry
fot. Marta Reszka © 2011. Tatra Mountains.