May 20, 2018:
Is with friends in Baskemölla.
Goes down to the coast at Tjörnedalagården.
Past the orchid meadows.
A couple is wondering if it's wild orchids.
Yes, it is.
Many overblown pasqueflower.
Several cyclists cross the path.
Many who stroll along the beautiful coastline.
Passing stones laid out like a pier.
Walking on a nice beach.
Dips the feet in the water. Cold.
On the beach, the Sea-kale is soon blooming.
Before Vik begins the rocks.
Going up to the trail Skåneleden.
Pushing us through bush on a barely visible path
out on the rocks.
Looking for the bathtub.
Finds it after a while, when I recognize where I came down
at the last visit in 2012, which you can read about further down. There
it is also given an explanation for this unique
It seems inconvenient as a bathtub, but is exciting geologically.
Even the cliffs along the coast are exciting.
The tracks in them are formed by worms 500 million years ago.
Then Skåne was in the southern hemisphere.
The cliffs are beautifully located today with Stenshuvud in the north.
Going up to Skåneledn the correct way.
Scent of the lilac. Walking back to Baskemölla.
July 23, 2012:
Taking the train to Simrishamn, then bus to Vik.
through the village, fine narrow streets. "The priest's bathtub"
sign. At the end of the road is a parking. There stands a walk
which I try to follow, there should be a red pole. Do not find any,
I walk too far, and takes a
different path down to the beach. I've been here before so I can
return to the
site. The nearest walk from the car park is to cross the lawn, past
barbecue, and then straight out over the cliffs to the sea. There
rose-shaped formation at the sea edge, you have to go all the way to
It is said to be a sand volcano, water is pushed up and a cone of
formed, which collapsed and then sedimented. All for 500 million
The name has it got from that a priest is said to have used it as a
bath, hard to
understand. It does not seem very comfortable. It is better to bathe
though it also is a bit cumbersome. Also known as the rose stone,
resembles a rose. South of it is a flat cliff area. To the north is
Stenshuvud at the horizon.
Walk north toward's the harbor. Small water ponds decorate the
rocks. Sometimes they drop sharply to the sea, sometimes
sloping. Seaweed swaying in the water. I walk among ponds and
rocks. Coming to a large boulder stone, Bäckastenen. Here were
brought the newborns
when there was a shortage of storks. It told a villager when I was
here a long
time ago. Maybe one can walk to the harbor from here, but it
looks rugged. I walk
back over the rocks. A gray heron is looking for food in water
bodies. In some of
them there are small fish. Walking through the village to the
harbor, where I
buy a dajm ice cream in port kiosk.