Sandomierz - Kazimierza Wielka 

19 July 

70 Miles

Another day along the Vistula and its countryside.  The weather has become warmer and sunnier, but nowhere as hot as the heatwave that has hit the UK these last few days.  There are lots of orchards - apples, pears and cherries - along the way.  The cherries are ready for picking.  Also along the way I keep seeing people sitting by the side of the road with pots of blackberries, punnets of cherries, and also of mushrooms.  It’s evidently a thing here, and people stop off and buy the stuff.  Perhaps those sitting there are the people who own the little small holdings that I pass, and this is a way of moving on some of their produce and making a bit of money.

I stayed in the grandly named Palac Lacon in Kazimierza, which was very grand, also with a spa, but ridiculously inexpensive.  It wasn’t busy, with just two guests at dinner and again at breakfast.  They do seem to like these hotels with spas around here.