We’re back on Harakka with Ice Swimmer, but we’re not on the top of the island as predicted in the previous post, Chapter 13 – Interlude III, Mystery Path. That chapter was mistakenly published out of order by this administrator. We’ll get to the top of the island on March 4/19 in Chapter 16 – Top and Around. My apologies to Ice Swimmer.
Chapter 14 – Wetland
There is a valley near the southeastern shore. In the valley, there are wetlands.
A boardwalk goes over the wetland, which would be quit impassable otherwise.
While the water may be dark, it isn’t muddy.
An impressionistic photo wasn’t what I was trying to take, but it was what I got.
I have always like bulrushes. The velvety spike of the bulrush fascinated me already as a kid. The kind of bulrush with the velvety spike is called osmankäämi (the name means “wolverine’s coil”, “osma” is an old word for wolverine, in modern parlance “ahma”) in Finnish.
I wonder if the person who put up the nest box managed to do it without getting wet?
I’m not sure anymore, is this a look east or west, but it is a look outside from the wetland.
In the next installment, we’ll revisit the eastern shore.