Saturday is a day of changes; for others to move back to the civilized world and us to begin a week-long adventure on this rocky islet. The new crew for the next week will be two blonds and a brunette -Titta, Selja, Jutta – who will take over the kitchen and guiding Experienced constructors are renovating the lighthouse -Jouni, Mikko, Jari , Jari and as a last but not the least Ari, who has his third week here.
The most massive change of teams in Märket history
All the men have been here before, either this or the last summer, but for the ladies this is the first, but hopefully not the last time.
Already the very beginning showed the true nature of our existence here: no lazy faint laying in the sunny clifs – instead, real work. After a short but highly valued briefing from the last week’s crew and after waves of goodbye, we already got visitors here: five people from Åland by motorboat. Selja had her first guiding in Swedish before she had really understood where she was and saw all the places through. All went fine, and guests enjoyed a nice cup of coffee with a bun outside in the sun.
Titta will shoot photos for the diary during our stay and the renovation documentation. Jutta had nice, clear and creative ideas how to build up a menu for the week.
Cooking, dishing and guidning will keep us ladies busy here, while the men are doing their pro work. I admire their determined attitude how they immediately rolled up their sleeves and climbed up the scaffoldings.
The construction team busy...
...at work building and plastering.
Later on Märket proved its reputation as the stormiest place in Finland. I took a walk round the islet during the nice weather, but noticed that swallows were flying very slow, as they do during low pressures. A sudden thunder front rolled over the sky from the north, and fast heavy wind whipped the sea. As soon it appeared, a new change lifted the birds high again and sky was clear. Just wind and waves reminded of the storm.