Prästens badkar
south of the bay is a unique half a billion years old geological formation, which is said to have been named after a priest who used it as a bathtub. Also called rose stone after its shape.

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. Beautiful weather. Several cyclists cross the path. Flowering trees. 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 geological phenomena. 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. Walking through the village, fine narrow streets. "The priest's bathtub" show a sign. At the end of the road is a parking. There stands a  walk description 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 a barbecue, and then straight out over the cliffs to the sea. There lies the rose-shaped formation at the sea edge, you have to go all the way to see it.

It is said to be a sand volcano, water is pushed up and a cone of sand is formed, which collapsed and then sedimented. All for 500 million years agoi. 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 outside, though it also is a bit cumbersome. Also known as the rose stone, since it 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 otherwise decorative 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.