Saturday, February 18, 2017

Nightmare vacation - Rokytnice

We don't have luck with this area of the world. Last year when Radek went skiing in Harrachov he had to shorten his trip as I was admitted to hospital during my pregnancy with Kamila. But he got to know the area and we knew it was worth revisiting. So we did this year. It was a long-awaited trip for many reasons. Therefore you can imagine my disappointment when it turned out to be utter disaster!
What happened? The very first day we arrived Wojtek got severely ill. So I stayed with him and Kamila while Radek and my sister's family went skiing. This was the only day we saw the sun! The only day out of an almost week trip! Anyway, we managed to take a couple of photos that day. Have a look and I'll continue my story afterwards.

Skiing in Rokytnice:

My short walk around:

The next day wasn't particularly inviting for skiing but we decided to give it a try and it was a good idea because otherwise I wouldn't have touched the hills at all. The weather was bad, we had to ski in very difficult conditions (thick fog and very little visibility). It was the real fight for survival. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. Being able to spend time with my family, try and push my limits on the hills a bit... and a children-free morning - enough for me to appreciate it.

And a movie from that day:

After that day it was only worse. It wouldn't stop raining and one after another we got ill. I was by no means in the worst condition and I was unable to get up from the bed for like 2 days. My sister's husband was in a pretty bad shape too and when Radek started to fill a bit blue, we decided it was high time to go back to Szczecin. Did I mention it wouldn't stop raining? Anyway, although I do consider this as nightmare vacation, I do want to go back there the next year. In the end, I didn't get to hike those hills :)