The Exposure of Gastilionys
The Exposure of Gastilionys is best visible in Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park. The slope, washed away by water and opening up endless layers of the earth, stretches for approximately 600 meters and its height is 20 meters. It is so steep that it’s quite often called a wall instead of a cliff. The slope of the Exposure of Gastilionys, which is constantly washed by water, has little greenery. Neither grass, nor bushes cover 2 moraine loam layers formed in the exposure by glacial periods. There’s one more sand layer in the middle of those two, which is likely to have formed at the time when there was a lake in the interglacial period. The travellers can find the only existing lake in Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park – Paežerojus, the water in which is so dark that the lake is often called the black lake – near the Exposure of Gastilionys. The thickest Lithuanian pine tree of three hundred years stands in the forest of Rumšiškės, near the cliff of the Exposure of Gastilionys. The exposure is located on the right river bank of Kaunas Lagoon in the forest of Rumšiškės in Kaišiadorys district. The exposure belongs to the territory of Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park.