It’s another chapter of Ice Swimmer’s Harakka an Island. We’ve climbed down from the top and we’re ready to go. Lead the way Ice Swimmer.
Chapter 8- East Shore to Vellamo
A bit to the south of the crossroads, there’s birch and we can see the island Särkkä in the southeast. Särkkä is next to the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress and the fortfications in Särkkä were built to support the main sea fortress. Nowadays Särkkä is used by a yacht club as a base and there are two restaurants there.
Also on the eastern shore, webbed feet are quite numerous.
Wild strawberry plants were plentiful, but there were very few berries.
The Vellamo House/Cottage is a nature fairy tale house for kids featuring books and educational play facilities.
This mystery path through the bush starts next to Vellamo.
The mystery path features duckboards, in Finnish pitkospuut (free translation: lengthwise planks of wood), to walk on. We don’t (or more like, I didn’t) want to get ticks so, we leave the mystery be a mystery.
Next, we’ll go to the front yard of Vellamo to take a look east.