maanantai 15. marraskuuta 2010
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This time in My World I visit Pirunvuori (Devil´s Mountain) in Salo, southern Finland. Salo is between Helsinki and Turku. Devil´s Mountain is actually quite hard to see from the distance as it is covered in trees and the landscape is rolling forest everywhere. There wasn´t any good views from the mountain but it had a couple of notable features that make it a place worth visiting at the end of a 2 mile dustroad.
I have a project to visit most of the known giant kettles of southern Finland. Giant Kettle is a cavity or hole which appears to have been drilled in the surrounding rocks by eddying currents of water bearing stones, gravel and other detrital matter. This giant kettle is 3-4 metres wide (10 feet) and 7-8 meters (23 feet) deep. The size is larger than average size at least to me. The hole was pumped empty in other blogs I have seen but now it was full of water. There is also ladder to the bottom of the hole, if you MUST visit the bottom when it´s empty. I wouldn´t have done it if it had been empty. There isn´t much people around and falling to the bottom might require lengthy rescuing operations.
Giant Kettle was the main attraction here but there was also more interesting stuff: shore stone field or devil´s field which is the local name. It used to be a former beach long time ago but the water went away and all that is left is stones of similar size. They can be far away from the beach now. Quite large and impressive field in this place. There is only a very small part of it here as it was impossible to fit it in to one photo.