Mazury is a lovely land of two thousand lakes in the north-eastern Poland. It can be considered a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. There are countless islands where one can anchor their yacht and stay overnight, almost for free. Some of these islands have beautiful sandy beaches.
Ruciane Nida lake
The sailing season in Poland opens in early May and lasts until the end September.
Thanks to the water canals joining various lakes, it is possible to cover tens of kilometers and access almost every site without leaving the boat. However one has to be ready to take down and put up the main mast because the canals often pass through various low bridges.
Sailors take a particular liking in the following routes:
Giżycko – Mikołajki,
a 37-kilometer-long route allowing to admire the southern part of the Masurian Lake District. The route begins on Lake Niegocin in Giżycko and ends on Lake Mikołajskie.
Mikołajki – Ruciane-Nida
is another serene, 19-kilometer-long sailing route. It goes around Puszcza Piska Forest and though Lakes Mikołajskie and Bełdany.
Giżycko – Węgorzewo
is a 25-kilometer route running through the northern part of the Masurian Lake District. The route passes through Lake Mamry ends on the Węgorzewski Canal.
Mikołajki – Pisz
the route allows sailors to enjoy the biggest Masurian lake – Lake Śniardwy. This yachting section is 25 km long.
Me sailing and taking a swim in the lakes
(Pictures are taken by the author and copyright of @Cultree)
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