We’re back to Arakka an Island and in this chapter Ice Swimmer takes us to see views east. Off we go…
Chapter 9 – Views East
From the front yard of Vellamo, we take another look at Särkkä, also seeing a few birches and the tower of the church in Suomenlinna. The church tower has a dual role as a lighthouse.
Still more tracks left by webbed feet.
This is the birch we saw from another angle in 8. We’re on the road/path by the eastern shore, looking south. The dinosaurs are guarding the road. We shall not proceed further south.
We retrace our steps a bit and look to the northeast. These red elderberries are fairly common on Harakka. The urban area to the left in the distance is the neighbourhood Katajanokka in Helsinki.
- Fireweed and Kruunuvuorenranta
As said before, fireweed is very common on the island. The rocks have become nesting and resting place for barnacle geese.
In the distance, a bit right from the center, the area used to be a oil terminal, but most of the oil tanks have been demolished and the area will be developed into a residential area, connected to the downtown with a high-speed tram connection over two long bridges.