Everyone who visits Drohiczyn will sooner or later end up here. The name translates simply as Castle Hill. Once you have spiralled your way up to the top of it - a not too arduous task, although it requires a bit of effort - you will be rewarded with some of the best views to be had in Poland east of the Wisla. You can see immediately across the river to the settlement (it can't really be called a village) of Ruska Strona. If you look downstream a little you'll see the vilage of Buzyska, whose residents have to travel twenty or so kilometres by car to get to Drohiczyn, as the village lies midway between the two closest bridges - they can of course use their boats, or even wander across the ice in the cold winter months. And the rest of the view...in summer it's easy to describe: green, green, green, until you get to the horizon when the green turns to powder blue or thunder black, depending on the weather.
Drohiczyn is situated on the River Bug. On a hot summer afternoon you're liable to see people swimming in it. Be aware that it is a fairly wild river and, serene as it seems, it has some savage currents. The locals in our village, just over the river from Drohiczyn, one and all advise against swimming and if any more evidence were neded of the risk, you can find it in the memorial crosses along the river bank just upstream of Drohiczyn.