Saturday, May 23, 2020

Röylä hike (with cavelets!)



Röylä. A place with an ugly name and no one with interest to visit there? Not so. The forests are quite big, and full of cliffs, and indeed, no one goes there so one gets to hike alone :-)

As usual, I was on a lookout for smaller or larger holes in the rocks.

I found three tiny rock holes, one that one could perhaps call a cavelet (small cave), the other two are just holes in rock.


Crack cavelet:




Tiny roof cave:


Cavelet under boulders:



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Kaupunginkallio cavelet



I go hiking on a different spot on most days, as my evening exercise. This time in Kaupunginkallio, Espoo.

I found a small crack in the rock, smaller than I'd dare even call a cavelet! Maybe 1.2 meters long, but one can squeeze in, just about... coordinates: N 60.20160 E 24.64864.

But at least there were nice flowers on this hill!



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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Voitelu kunnossa. Summer waxing.



Skiing in the summer takes waxing skill. But, this time I think I managed it.

With soap.





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Högaberget, Espoo



Tiny cavelets on my evening walk again.

One tiny space under a large boulder ("siirtolohkare") at coordinates N 60.21509 E 24.60227. Maybe not worth classifying as a cave.

One small space under a couple of smaller boulders at coordinates N 60.21327 E 24.60157. I'd call this a cavelet.

One small space in a hole under a cliff. Maybe either nothing or a tiny cavelet. Coordinates N 60.21294 E 24.60094.

Cavelet under boulders:


Hole under the cliff:


The large boulder:


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Volvo running fine. Maybe.


The Volvo is running fine, although not very much, drive only a bit every second day or say. And today I've started hearing some odd noise... and now I'm a bit worried.

Gåskärr cavelets and boulders



During the quarantine, I've taken up trying to hike almost every day. It turns out that I can go within just a few kilometers from home and still end up in areas that I've not been to before. The forests not marketed as the hottest hiking areas, etc. And almost every time, there are some tiny rock holes that one could call "cavelets".

This was also true in Gåskärr/Tollinmäki, an area just north of the Ring III road and Bemböle. There was one cave that perhaps could even be called a cave, 3.5 meters by 1.5 meters space under a rapakivi (crumbling stone) boulder. Very interesting! The coordinates for this cave are N 60.23004 E 24.67102. A cave map is available here.

There was also another nice but little overhanging roof on a cliff. Just 2.2 meters long and 1 meters wide, but quite enclosed. And quite green, as the above picture shows! Coordinates for this cavelet are N 60.23075 E 24.67402. And a cave map is available here.

Rapakivi cave:




Green cave:




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Monday, May 11, 2020

Summer has been CANCELLED


I was sure that the season is over. Then... it started snowing.

Powder 8 on the Grani hill, on May 11!



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