Yesterday we had many guests but today has been quiet. Last night after the sunset we were sitting on the west side of Märket (in Sweden!). One seal climbed on a rock and it was only 70 meters away from us. The seal seemed to be very curious about us: who are those people and what are they doing here? This is their home island and we are here just visitors.
Today we found a seal that was not moving but still breathing on the east side of the island. I had seen it already two days ago, but I though it was just a lonely soul who wanted to be alone. Yesterday it was still there, but we didn't have time until today to check it. At first I though it was dead, but when I walked closer I saw it was still alive. We let the coastguard know about that and hopefully somebody comes to "take care of it". It looked quite normal, but it just lied there in there in the same place.
Most of the seals have been gone since they left yesterday. They have not been on their homerock like they did in the first two days. They have some "business" somewhere else. They have been swimming around.
Today we have been doing just normal everyday rutines: sawing some wood in small pieces, making fire of it and warming water in a pot. We are very happy that it works, allthough there was smoke all over because some parts are still missing from it. But anyway: we have boiled water now and we will have a hot dusch instead of icecold seawater.
Hot water is a luxury on Märket!
Unfortunately technical equipments takes still too much our time, we think. Mobil phones, cameras, computers are running out of power when we are trying to reach the outer world. We have little Silva Polar 2 which collects energy from the sun and it is possible to reload a mobil phone with it as long as the sun keeps shining.
It is surely a different world here on Märket at the moment compared to 1880's, but we are quite sure here is still very much left of the atmosphere of the past century. In fact a hundred years ago this lighthouse was in better condition than now. Furniture were unbroken and they could use every room and owens.
What is new here at the moment, is we, who came here with all our electricity. We can't use owens and all rooms here in these days, but we'll hope it will be possible again in the future of Märket.
About the weather: morning was clowdy, calm, warm. Around 4 o'clock hard wind started, about 12 m/s. At the moment there is very good visibility, little bit clowdy, sunshine.
We are having some hot water in a pot and planning to get warm shower. Oh, we are so lucky!