Everything here seems so total. When the weather treats us well, it really does. When it gets nasty, it really does and goes quick about it.
The lighthouse at its best.
In the morning, the weather was still as sweet as yesterday, a brisk wind was blowing from the South.
Harri and Aino enjoying their first moments on the reef.
The wind seemed strong enough to keep visitors at bay. So, we listened to the weather reports and made the decision of getting to our task: building the windows for winter.
Watching the waves.
Replacing the windows involves taking down the old outer windows and fitting some new, temporary windows in place. The windows would be open for a long time, so showering rain would do no good to our deed.
We were keeping an eye for the weather all the time - if there was a storm arising, we would notice it and make some hasty manouvers to cover the windows. Luckily, lady Fortuna was on our side.
The storms were circling around us, West and East, but didn't seem interested in paying us a visit. Not before we had finished with the last screw on our window, that is.
A storm passing by. This one was armed with lightning.
That was the precise moment we were given a good, brief shower of Baltic water, and that's no fisherman’s story! On the very precise moment of fastening the last screw!
We are making some new windows for the winter.
Does it fit?
And in case you were wondering: yes, they hold the water outside. Fits like a glove, works like a charm.
When we started with the windows, we thought we could do several each day. It turns out the prediction was a little on the optimistic side. At this rate, we manage one window a day, and even then we need a rainless day or, at least, as little of it as possible.
The fitting is the hardest task, installing is a breeze. This has made us think of a new guerilla tactic - perhaps we can build the windows without taking the old ones down first, then we could deal the installing as a batch. Drop the bombs all at once, so to speak. We'll see to that tomorrow.
What next? Aino will catch a fish, she hasn't decided if it's going to be a salmon or a perch. Both are readily available in the sea, so that is no problem (please aid us, Fortuna!). I'm going to try some nighttime photography, so stay on line.
Fishing by the shoreline, planning the future catch.
Märket tuning out for today, Harri & Aino