Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 13

It’s time to join Ice Swimmer on Harakka Island.

Chapter 13 – Interlude III, Mystery Path

Return to the Mystery Path ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Farther In ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

The foliage is much less dense than it was on July, but this was what we saw already then.

Glimpses ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

Seeing through the trees, we can see the Nature Centre and a small red building.

Culturally Encoded ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

For those who have been raised in Finnish culture, the latch and the heart on the door reveal what kind of building is this. It is an outhouse. Quite an anticlimax, but on the other hand, it is a good and useful building (and it was quite tidy inside).

Nature Centre and the Toilet ©Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved

This is another view to the buildings.

In the next installment we shall return again to the top of the island.

(editor’s note 27/02/19 – With Apologies to Ice Swimmer this post was published out of order. We will return to the top of the island on March 4/19 in Chapter 16 – Top and Around)

Harakka in Autumn: Chapter 12


  1. voyager says

    Finally, I know where the path leads and at my age it’s always good to know where the toilets are!

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    It’s all right. Shit happens.

    I wasn’t sure about the universality of the heart shape. That particular outhouse had pine bark in a bucket for covering the gross domestic product and to keep the smells to a minimum.

  3. Nightjar says

    I had been waiting for this post, hoping you hadn’t forgotten about the Mystery Path! But I wasn’t expecting this outcome. :)

    The heart shape isn’t universal. I wouldn’t have guessed what that building was.

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