We've been to the tower a few times now. The sunset is strikingly colourful and the low hanging storm clouds seem threatening. The island has treated us well, but the sense of drama is everywhere.
The view from the top takes the breath away almost as well as climbing the steps up.
The calm moments in the kitchen, after the sunset are really getting to me. It feels like the curtain has been closed and the island preparing for the next act.
After nightfall, the kitchen is a different world.
Today the weather has been perfect. A mild wind has been blowing from the South-West and the waves have taken it easy. It was so nice in the morning I thought we could have some visitors, but no. It seems like the season is over.
After this morning, we have been fiddling with the winter windows again. Since the wind was pleasant, we have been able to test and fit the windows without taking down the old ones. This enables us to manufacture the windows before installing them.
The window working station.
Manufacturing and fitting 3 windows seems to take about 2 days, and it involves the use of a power generator. Installing them takes about 15 minutes / window, and it doesn't involve the power generator. This means that we can minimize the power consumption by manufacturing the windows before installing them.
The other benefit is, that we aren't as vulnerable to weather as we would be if we worked as we did yesterday. Thus, we have decided to pre-fabricate the windows. It seems like a nice decision so far.
Right now it's raining. I don't think it spoils this day at all. We just get a small pinch of everything today. Just a little while ago we had sunshine, and my face feels like it’s tanning. The mixture of salty water and sunshine is starting to work on our skin.
And guess what? The rain has given raise to some pretty well defined double rainbows! We've seen one yesterday and another one appeared just a moment ago!
This you get to witness rarely.
I dashed out in to the on-going rain, trying to cover the camera inside my sweater. Let's see if it was worthwhile. And I bet you, the inner rainbow had its tail hit the ground right on the spot where we laid our fish nets today!
Yes, we are catching the fish with a net now. So if any of you herrings are reading this, please head towards the Eastern corner of the reef.
Catching fish, hopefully.
The weather was a tad too much for our boat, so Aino came up with this idea of setting the net between two spits. This should work, and it isn't too obtrusive either.
It should be about time to collect the fish soon. If there's nothing, we leave the net for all night. I hope the weather treats us well enough to get the net back.
Definitely catching the clouds.
Preparing for the third night on Märket, Aino & Harri.