The new lighthouse crew started their shift today. Our arrival here was smooth in the splendid weather. The new duty manager of ours, Ari, welcomed us with open arms and did not seem scary at all since he trusted us immediatelly. His mood seems to continue since it is evening already and he is still smiling.
Today’s tasks really started when the first group of shippers arrived already before noon and Nina had to take the responsibility of guiding them after just a brief introduction by Tarja.
Since there is a record breaking number of us here this week - twelve altogether - some of us put up their tents. That went smoothly and all seem happy. At least before spending the first night.
The day was spent by getting to know the routines of the lighthouse and then we got a surprise visitor sunbathing on the cliffs: the first seal for the stay.
Guys have been busy making new wooden mattresses, after they made a table to work on. Gals have been kind of enjoying their first day with all the kitchen duties: making salads and some delicious grilled salmon for us to enjoy.
A happy carpenter after finishing with the table
Juha and Ari have been working all day long without any lunch. Yvonne and Mats dropped by with their family and relatives, bringing some delicious pie with them. Juha was sort of starving and ate half the pie alone.
Now we have gathered around the kitchen table after a nice swim in the lagoon on the Swedish side of the island. How swell it is to be able to go from Finland to Sweden just taking a few steps.
Signing out from Märket and sending all our love from the top of the lighthouse to all of you ashore. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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