The day started early with hair washing, nose powdering and other crucial things. We were expecting important guests!
Around 9 AM Granberg's boat approached the island. If we were a bit sleepy, so was also the seal who was sleeping in the North harbour. He was angry because of being woke up and didn't want to leave the bay. The cameras were singing, the seal was sneezing.
On their way to Märket four people saw a dark mammal swimming in the water that was not a seal - only 50 metres from the boat. Among others the very experienced Bengt Granberg said it was a porpoise. Pekka Väisänen, who made the porpoise announcment to the authorities 2 weeks ago, saw the animal too and said it was similar he saw in the very same area some 1-2 kilometres from Märket.
The boat brought two TV journalists, two tourists from Lahti -Rauli and Eeva Nordberg-, Annika Pelkonen, plus Pekka, Petri and his wife Kristina to Märket. Rauli had special mission: he had made a song of Märket and wanted to see and feel the place live.
The weather was perfect and Granberg could park his boat directly on the edge of the cliff on the Northern side.
What kind of a Nation border is the one You can't see? That was the problem in Märket till today. But not anymore. The boat brought white paint, a wood panel and a cloth both with a 50 centimeter circle in it.
Thanks for Kristian W and Ari in Bauhaus Raisio who made those the previous evening!
We had a good satellite photo map of Märket with "corner holes" numbered from 1 to 12. We knew how to separate these holes from the other ones. So just go and search! And so we did. The first mark was the most difficult to find, and Antti was the winner. But still Kristina was the fastest to find the holes. Soon we had them all.
The Finnish Swedish Television filming we painted the first mark. It came out easily and how proud we were (although a bit scared that this action would take us from lighthouse island to prison island)!
The Finnish Lighthouse Society painting the border of Finland and Sweden! That was high! The first painting marked the most Eastern part of Sweden on Märket.
The rain stopped our work in the afternoon, but we continued towards the night so that the points of border would be ready before the famous air photographer Hannu Vallas comes to photograph Märket from the sky.
The rain stopped about everything at 4 PM, but already at 8 PM it was sunny again. So we started the great generator Honda 6500 (sponsored partly by Brandt Oy in Helsinki), now in the biotoilet room. The concrete walls stopped the motor voice nearly completely. Of course the toilet was out of use for that time.
It was our secretary Petri who brought the generator all the way from Helsinki - some 100 kilos of weight! We forgot the oil but the always great Bengt Granberg had it - and the rest went well.
Now we can use PC's, cameras and all that stuff here. But don't worry You Märket fans, we don't turn this into a modern city hell - no way!
The mysterious bag left with the guests. Five had solved the mystery and found the foreign owner.
After today The Five is not Five anymore -Pekka stayed with us. Märket wishes Good Night!