Photographer's Note

In the middle of October I had a hike to the highest point in Espoo, a rocky hill in Nuuksio lake uplands, one of the many rocky and wooded hills sorrounded by lakes in that area. The height of the spot is only 114.2 m above sea level. One would say it is not high at all, but that is what Espoo is, a flat area of land like all the coastal areas in Finland. These areas were sea bottom after the last ice-age and have only gradually during thousands of years risen above the water due to a phenomen known as post-glacial rebound, which is the rise of land masses that were depressed by the huge weight of ice sheets during the last glacial period. First these higher posts were islands and many hillsides have signs of ancient seashores in the form of chained rockeries.

I was expecting based on my map, that there perhaps would not be any amazing wide views over the surrounding lakes, because the hill slopes were not steep and it was covered by relative thick woods, although on the very top the trees were not that thick any more. And my expectations were correct. One could not see far from Espoo's highest point. One had to walk away towards the lake on the hills eastern side to see the lake. It is the same lake Saarijärvi, which you have seen in some of my earlier uploads, one from the same day is here.

In the photo you can see this "high" spot in Espoo. Just behing me were some remains of a wooden tower, which had earlier been used as a view tower, maybe also as a fire watch tower.

I will later on upload some photos taken high on the rocks closer to the lake.

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