Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 11

It’s time for another walk with Ice Swimmer and he has more incredibly beautiful rocks to show us today

Chapter 11 – Southwestern Rocks on Sunday, II

Surface. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Curves, Bumps and Cracks. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Here are two closer looks on the rocks. These rocks are quite close to the shore and so also waves and sea ice are eroding them. Water freezing in the cracks makes them wider year by year. The sea level was fairly low at the time, so these rocks may be under water when the sea level is higher.

Shoreline. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

This is a view of the shoreline. We are looking roughly south or southeast.

Directionality. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The rocks look much less smooth when seen in the against the direction of the flow of the continental glacier.

Path, Ponds and Border for Humans. ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

We are near the border of the southernmost tip of Harakka which is off-limits for humans. As you can see from the white triangles, we are on the path. We will stay near the border in the next installment.

Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 10


  1. Nightjar says

    These photos are really beautiful! I love the colours, textures and shapes of the rocks and the light is just perfect. I think my favourite shot is the last one, the off-limits part of Harakka looks so gorgeous and pristine.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Thank you, Nightjar. I’d guess that the off-limits part is full of gull, tern, duck and goose nesting activity in spring and early summer.

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