Snake Island

The name, Snake Island, may sound menacing but it’s actually one of my happy places. The only way to get there is by a your own (or friends!) boat. It’s a calming place where the sea acts like a mirror relfecting the surroundings and sunlight all around.

It’s funny how the island is actually only a stone’s throw away from Helsinki. You can even see the cars crossing the bridge to Lauttasaari from the dock.

IMG_9765

There are footpaths around the island, so you can go all around if you like. I found lots of blueberries on my last visit. A funny fact – the island used to be owned by a yacht club  and some bigwigs had their own reserved permanent tent spaces around the island. You can still see some of the structures as you wander around. I even found a cellar someone had made for themselves. I wonder how they chose who could have this privilege!

IMG_9768

The rock is smooth and potholed right by the sea.

IMG_9774

Someone had made a cute stone sculpture.

IMG_9779

A family of swans going about their day.

IMG_9780

A splash of color in what otherwise is quite a green island.

IMG_9783

It doesn’t look like much but this was a huge drop down!

IMG_9784

In Spring or Fall your boat may be the only one docked at the island.

IMG_9787

It’s worth taking a walk around the island to catch the sunset.

IMG_9788

I’m always a fan of a pink sky and I love how it reflects on the water.

IMG_9791

As darkness falls, my lantern with it’s safe led light lights up. Goodnight!

IMG_9800

Have you ever had the chance to visit Snake Island (aka Käärmesaari)? What’s your happy place? Let me know in the comments below.

xx

27 thoughts on “Snake Island

  1. My answers didn’t get there…Hope this will…My paradise is in “Virransilta” (the riverbridge), the old dancingplace at our summercottagevillage, in Finland. So beautiful place! Allso here in Helsinki, near by us is a beautiful forest where to rest!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The sunset is great, and so is the island, I understand it is one of your happy places. My happy places are in our forests, only souds wind and birds, specially one in south-east Finland where always the sun is shining ( maybe we don’t go there when it is raining :-)).

    Liked by 2 people

Comments make my day, so drop me a line!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s