Det var hämskt, it was terrible. The ship went down and there was absolutely nothing we could have done. People were crying for help, but the weather was so bad, that the rescuing attemps were called off. Eleven people went down with the ship called Irma and we just had to watch from ashore. It can be 250m deep here, so I think they will never find the wreck nor the people. It is there now at the bottom of the sea, in the cold and dark grave, forever. This is why Märket should be saved, so it can save oth-ers.
It is so windy, all the time. My five year old son said to me on the phone: I think it is quite windy there at the lighthouse and I think it is windy every day. Oh boy, how right he was. It is calm here approximately ten days a year. Well that's not a lot, is it.
The other important questions my son had was what we eat there and if there is a shop where you get the food from. Naturally, he also wanted to know how the toilet facili-ties are arranged. I suppose with that kind of information you can go almost anywhere in the world. What comes to the food, yesterday we had cabbage soup again, because I made maybe 2 liters of it. Lucky us.
We have been pleasantly surprised how many tools and machines there are on the is-land. I think we both expected to find maybe one hammer, saw and a box of nails, but we were wrong. It's well organised, but it also means we can't use the excuse that there are no tools to work with.
Turulf cementing the door
The jobs today are the same as yesterday, door and shower room. With the difference that the painting of the shower room is finished now and I named it as Lilla Märket. However, if I'm quite honest, and if you look at the picture closely, you can see one wall is not painted. It's been too windy to be hanging over the cliff without a proper bridge to stand on. I think I have to leave it for now.
The shower room before painting...
...and after it. Lilla Märket with its painter.
After these few days of isolation, we are very happy to know that after all, we are not alone and there are many people reading of our adventure all over the world. We want to say lots of greetings to you all and hugs and kisses especially to our families.
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Christa and Turulf och det blåsande Märket