I’ve been planning to post about something else but the winter landscapes, or rather seascapes, of our new hometown are keeping a hold on me.
We made our latest visit to the seaside on a rather bright afternoon when the sun created a gentle reddish glow on the dry reeds and seashore rocks.
The sea was almost unfrozen again except for the coves and some crushed ice rocking up and down on top of the waves by one of the beaches.
It will be a while until these boats will be launched. This time of the year you sometimes wonder how anyone living in a country with such a long winter season would ever bother to engage themselves in any serious summer activities. In a couple of months it will all come back to you like a thunderbolt.
Kukkarokivi (below) is the largest visible glacial erratic in our country and a protected natural monument rising 12m above sea level off the Ruissalo island. The name translates ‘Pouch rock’ and derives from a legend that the giant who threw it there had been carrying it on his back in a big pouch.