After spending a few hours on top of the lighthouse yesterday evening, watching both the seals and the sun setting, we decided to wake up early to see the sun rising.
The evening was warm and when it was time to brush teeth, we decided to sleep outdoors. We carried our sleeping bags and mattresses out on the Eastern cliffs and set ourselves on horisontal level admiring the velvet August sky filled with millions of stars.
Lying under the Milky Way is something that everyone should experience! When it combines with solid Finnish rock under one's back it's a firm feeling of somehow belonging to this place.
We saw many shooting stars and Laura made a lot of wishes... Hope some of them come true like this one of being a lighthouse guard has!
While counting the stars we listened seals singing. Again I wished we could have turned the generator off for even a little while, because nothing can cover that noise (ok, the landing Puma yesterday did), and we both feel that that kind of noise doesn't belong here.
Light woke Laura up at 5 AM. We knew that the sun would rise at about 5.44, so there was still plenty of time to sleep. There was no luck falling back to sleep despite the attempt, so I watched Marko sleeping, light beams getting stronger and container ships passing us by as always.
Marko is having sweet dreams while the sun is rising.
After the sun finally had risen, I climbed to the lighthouse to get our cellular phone and started writing this report. We aren't used to walking around with phones in our pockets at all times, so this has demanded a little learning and still this marvellous Nokia E61i is usually somewhere else other where needed.
After breakfast, we made T-shirt inventory in the shop. It was easy since every shirt had been organized on Monday. The Lighthouse Society’s headman Pekka informed us with an SMS that the next shift is going to come here on Sunday and our journey home delays at least with a day.
The wind blows harder every minute. It must bee 10-12 m/s at this moment, and although the sun is shining, it's a bit chilly. It would be very difficult to come ashore with this weather and there isn't any chance to row our little red dinghy today.
The sea boils in white and blue and green and it invites us for a swim: wave surfing would be fantastic but maybe too risky.
How about surfing?
Today we cleaned the kitchen. Marko tested new Makita-tools and sawed rusty, almost loose iron bars and some concrete from the walking bridge. There is still more sawing to be done as the pipes and heating radiators should be taken off.
Generator isn't all bad: electricity is a great help in cleaning!
Makita, Marko's new best friend.
We'll see if we are going to meet our new friends: The Kermit Duo again! We have heard and also read about frogs wandering here around, and last night we saw them.
The bigger one were sitting beside the stairs and his companion, one third of size compared to the Boss, was sitting on the waste pile.
Saku, the Boss
Are they the horrifying ghost's of Märket? The legend says that here lives a ghost, but he hasn't identified himself yet. Well, we still have time to meet him and talk about Märket's future.