Ice Swimmer’s here and today he has rocks to show us. Be still my heart…..
Chapter 10 – Southwestern Rocks on Sunday, I
The rounded forms of the rocks come from the Ice Age. The bottom of the glacier was full of rocks embedded into the ice that was quite flexible under the huge pressure, grinding the rocks into rounded shapes.
I think the dead tree used to be a pine.
The rocks aren’t perfectly smooth, there is roughness and bumpyness.
We are looking at the direction to which the glacier was flowing. The grooves on the rocks are evidence of that. We can be sure that Charly wasn’t operating the glacier. He would have made the glacier go other directions as well and used progressively finer grit sizes.
I think this is beached driftwood.
Ajopuuteoria (driftwood theory) is a part of Finnish World War II historiography. It states that Finland became, like driftwood, as a co-belligerent of Nazi Germany, regardless of what our leadership wanted. As far as I understand, the theory in its strongest forms has been discredited for the last 40 or so years. I think there were no good choices for Finland but certain parts of the society here were more or less pro-Nazi.
The historian who authored the theory was Arvi Korhonen, who was also famous for swearing a lot. He was sometimes called Arvi-Perkele Korhonen because of that (perkele is “the” Finnish swear word).
We continue on the same rocks in the next installment, without any political history or academics with propensity to coarse language.