As every year, Rafał Sonik invited the seniors of Podhale for a get-together at Zosia Karpielowa in Lipki. For the 11th time, the convivial atmosphere created by conversations, memories, shared anecdotes, smiles and intergenerational exchange of thoughts came back again.
This year’s traditional June meeting had a slightly different setup. Apart from the cottage, where the Friends of Kasprowy Wierch hold their yearly gatherings, there was also a tent erected outside which provided a cozy space for dining and meeting. „This was an excellent idea”, admitted the main organizer and a Dakar Rally winner, “We were all finally able to see one another and spend time together.”
The new space arrangement encouraged the guests to indulge in even longer and deeper conversations. Rafał Sonik was able to spend at least 15 minutes with each participant of the event. He talked, he shared memories, but first and foremost, he listened.
The celebration was enhanced with a lecture given by Wojtek Szadkowski, who can tell stories about the history and culture of the Podhale region like no other. An additional attraction was provided by the performance of a folk group „Polany” from Kościelisko. The final moments of the event focused on a celebration cake and a group photo.
„We won’t miss one another for too long since we will meet again in a week during the Clean Tatra Mountains” project – asserted Rafał Sonik at the end of the successful gathering.