Harraka Island – Chapter 2

Today we’re back with Ice Swimmer for the next chapter in his series Harakka, an Island. Thanks, Ice Swimmer. I’ll let you take it from here…


Chapter 2 – Uphill


1. Crossroads, ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

In picture 1 we’re looking south. The low wooden building is the brackish water aquarium building. We’re going to go uphill, to our right.


2. Geese Uphill, ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

A barnacle goose family is blocking our way. They’ve got little ones so the parents may get aggressive.


3. Geese Uphill in More Detail, ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

A closer look at the geese.


4. Uphill, © all rights reserved

After a bit of an undocumented detour, the goose family is elsewhere so we can try going up the hill. It seems there’s a dead tree at the end of the road.


5. Dead Tree and a Windmill, ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Indeed, a dead tree, a lamp post and a windmill/wind turbine. And there are a few gulls.


6. Footprints, ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Going up the hill and looking at the gravel, one begins to wonder: “To whom does this island belong?”


7. Building, ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The gulls are observing their surroundings and we can see a vaguely neoclassical building.

(link to previous post, Harakka an Island: Introduction)


  1. Nightjar says

    Concurring with busterggi. I’m glad you decided to visit the island and share what you saw with us.

    I love picture 4, that’s a really inviting path and so lush. The dead tree has a very interesting shape and the shadows in picture 6 work very well together with the footprints and feathers.

  2. voyager says

    The island obviously belongs to the birds. And so it should. (I really think those barnacle geese are adorable. Like a cross between a puffin and a duck)

  3. rq says

    Yep, barnacle geese have beautiful colouring -- elegant enough for the opera! I’m liking the idea of this walk-through more and more. What secrets shall be revealed?? I’m already waiting for some particularly significant building or object to show up, with a fantastical historical backstory and all.

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