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Nature trail in Mussalo, Kotka

Last weekend I visited a short nature trail in Kotka, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. The trail is marked with white markers and has poles showing some notable spots. The other trail goes in the forest, both are 2,5 kilometers long.

The open sea starts from Mussalo and in the south in about 100 kilometers is Estonian shore. It is said that on a clear day you can see all the way to Haapasaari island that belongs to Russia.

Wooden duckboards
Moss growing inside fallen old log called "kelo"
Lightly harvested spruce forest
The blueberry was already in flower
View from the trail to the Gulf of Finland
Cliffs along the trail
Huge bolders
Some new and old woodpecker holes
Seashore used to be here after ice age - now in the middle of the forest
Quite a big beacon
Changing rooms on the Santalahti beach nearby
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