Winter arrives to the Finnish coast

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Now is the time when winter arrives to the Finnish coast and life along the shores changes. Gone are the bright and busy days filled with tourists and summer guests. Only the locals remain and the pace of life slows down as the days become shorter and colder.

No one catches the spirit of the short fall and winter days along the coast better than photographer Jan Eerala. Eerala started out sharing his view of the world in his photoblog Rupuranta (“rupuranta” could be translated roughly as “derelict shore”). His panoramas of the coast show the mundane and the ugly but always loving, never disparaging. Here nature rules and people go about their businesses as permitted by nature.

Enjoy this small sampling of Eerala’s videos to give you a taste of the archipelago that few tourists ever get to see. Peek into the life along the shores of Makholma, outside the city of Pori on the western shore of Finland.

Sunday – 5/12/2010 – in Reposaari Finland from Jan Eerala on Vimeo.

Sea smog – 28/11/2010 – Tahkoluoto, Pori from Jan Eerala on Vimeo.

Slowly icing – 17/1/2012 – Makholma Bay from Jan Eerala on Vimeo.

First snow – 11/12/2011 – on the coast from Jan Eerala on Vimeo.

Birds of Rayhat – 13/10/2012 – Part II from Jan Eerala on Vimeo.

Open sea – 10/2/2013 – by Uniluoto shore from Jan Eerala on Vimeo.