maanantai 15. marraskuuta 2010

My World, Devil´s Mountain

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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.

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12 kommenttia:

  1. What an interesting place-a perfect looking hole drilled by nature and a beach with no sea. I would not have gone down the hole either-even if dry-to scary-especially on somewhere called Devil's mountain!

  2. What a terrific post for the day, Pietari! And such an interesting place! Strange sometimes the steps that nature takes! I agree with Sarah, I'd be a little reluctant to go down into such a hole -- particularly on a place called Devil's Mountain! Marvelous captures as always! Hope your week is off to a good start!


  3. Those kettles are beautiful, this one I haven't seen, only the one in Pihlajamäki and in Hanko.

    Those devil fields are also amazing, seen a couple.

    Beautiful shots.

  4. Thanks for showing your world. It's interesting place.
    I see that no we need a scuba diving suit to explore the hole!!!

  5. I wonder how many human skeletons are to be found in these kettles?

  6. sorry for the late reaction, but I had to do my job the whole day

    Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

  7. Your world is really fascinating...even then name of it. Your photos are amazing and breathtaking.

  8. this stream of stones in the midle of the forest is out of this world (and indeed is). splendid shot.

  9. Wow learn something new about Giant Kettle. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

  10. Great post. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world. I enjoyed reading this post. Great photos.

  11. hoh, I forgot to week.
    I haven't seen this one...
    Actually I haven't seen Finnish nature too much in recent good...but next summer...perhaps. :)