No amber but plenty of other jewels I found on the amber coast of Wolin island in Poland. First and foremost I met lots of nice people from all over Europe. Funnily enough, most of the people – some 240 all together – were Austrians. It was weird to be sorrounded by the familiar accent, mainly originated in and around Vienna – once again. And second, the countryside is lovely. The coast itself bore no amber for me, but to be honest, I didn’t spend all that much time searching. But the woods were of an amber shade of gold, what with the wheather being mostly brilliant, although rather chilly. And the golf course was a gem in itself. A little soggy still, after all this summers heavy rainfall, but a very pleasant surprise, nevertheless. I love birches – I think I did already mention that in an earlier entry – and birches they have plenty. At one point I was even in the painting by Klimt, autumn birches, be that because of the actual resemblance or because I just posted this picture recently. I will tell you more about the event itself and the people I met some other time. For now, I’ll just share a few impressions of the golf site.