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Published: October 15th 2009
The beach in the morning
On this beach we spent some time when we were in Kolobrzeg
Celebrating Roland's 60th birthday
We still have one more blog entry to make from this last summer. In August we went to Poland with all of Emma's family to celebrate Roland's, that is Emma's father, 60th birthday. On this trip we were a total of 9 people - Emma and Ake, Emma's parents Inger and Roland, Emma's youngest sister Anna, Emma's other younger sister Ida with her boyfriend Mattias and finally Ida's and Mattias' two daughters Jonna and Julia.
We were away for one week and most of the time we spent in a seaside resort named Kolobrzeg
in the northwest corner of Poland. Since this was a family trip rather than a sightseeing trip we spent much more time relaxing and far less time sightseeing that we normally do. That's the reason why this blog entry is shorter than most other blog entries we publish.
The things we did worth mentioning here were the following:
We visited Koszalin one day mainly for the reason of shopping.
Ake and Mattias went to Międzyzdroje and visited the remains of a V-3 cannon from World War II.
While Ake and Mattias were away to look at 60
The beach in daytime
In daytime you can't see the beach for all the people
year old weapons the rest went to a zoo cum amusement park in Kolobrzeg.
The V-3 cannon
was a weapon developed by the Germans with the purpose of raining bombs over United Kingdom. During the war the Germans mainly used the V-1 and V-2 rockets to put fear in the British. The V-3 cannon used another technology which allowed the Germans to shoot a much higher number of projectiles towards the British mainland. In Międzyzdroje in Poland the Germans had a research facility where they developed the technology used in the cannon. The Germans had the intension of building a large number of V-3 cannons in Mimoyecques in France. In reality only a handful were ever erected and they were barely put into use before British Air Force bombed the site and made the cannons useless.
In Międzyzdroje today there is a small museum and some concrete blocks that used to be fundaments to the cannons.
Kolobrzeg is in a district named West Pomeranian. The largest city in West Pomeranian is called Szczecin. Try to say that 10 times fast...
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