Throughout his life, Żeromski was dedicated to the restoration of the Polish state. Although it wasn’t until he was in his late thirties that he could begin to live from his writings he made a lasting impression and became regarded as the ‘conscience of Polish literature’. He is fondly remembered in the Tri-city thanks to the fact that after Poland regained its freedom in 1918, Żeromski came and lived in Gdynia Orłowo for a while in the 1920s. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924 and awarded an apartment in the Royal Castle in Warsaw in 1925. You’ll find a selection of works on display in the small museum and cafe of his name close to the pier in Orłowo and the district is worth a visit to see a peaceful and classic part of the Baltic coast.