Summer greetings from Somero, Finland and welcome to the "26th Dev Diary", that has only little (but something) to do with the actual game. While most of the time here has been for relaxing and some manual labor when helping my wife's family with the crop field upkeep, I took some time with my wife and we went to a little journey to "Häntälän Notkot" (Google Translated page), which has floral indications of iron age habitation. Since the area has had many landslides during it's history, it would be no wonder that all the signs of possible habitats and tools have been buried deep within the soil of the notches and mostly decomposed during the centuries.
Signs of free roaming cattle.
Ducklings swimming in the ditch/river.
After reaching the midway of the nature path of "Häntälä Notches", we took a detour to the "Peuranpolku", or "Deer's Path", where we actually saw one deer on our path. Unfortunately, we weren't fast enough to get a picture.
a Partly rotten bridge.
Landslide regions on the forest ground.
After the "Deer's Path", we continued the original route, which has apparently been changed to go through the village center. According to the original route map, the route should have taken us around the cattle pastures, forest batches and grain fields. But instead, we still had some cultural views on our way;
After we got to the car, we went to the local Orthodox Military Cemetery, which has multiple unmarked grave mounds, dated back to the Crimean War, when Finland was part of the Russian Empire.
Short history of the cemetery and role of Somero during the Crimean War.
Each mound you see here, is a final resting place of an unnamed soldier of the Russian Imperial Army. It is unclear why they didn't mark the graves back in the time, but all who are buried here, perished due to epidemic illnesses during the Crimean War, if I understood the above historical text correctly.
This is it for this weeks Dev Diary - Thank you for reading and I'll see you on the next one!
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