The midsummer is coming. You can feel that in many ways here in Åland where midsummer is a very big feast. For example our webmaster is going for a holiday... So this is the last time this team reports "live" from Märket. Next report will be in the net on Sunday midday.
Today the plan was very clear. First to empty the corner room of the first floor.
After mornings and middays heavy work we ate Leenas simple but so delicious tuna pasta. The tuna was from the tin...
During the lunch it was there! The first leisure boat from Åland/Finland during our shift! It came curiously to the southern side of the island. I started to row to the boat before it would run away. The people omboard where family Pajunen and Sahi from Helsinki just next to light ship Relandersgrund.
The family stayed here for more than 2 hours. They seemed to enjoy the place and what they saw (even one seal showed up for the children who had waited exactly that). For our team it was a great experience and a good practise. We are really happy that we could experience the visit. They also supported our project by buing Märket stuff and by doing the guided tour (adults 5 euros).
We have now less than two days left here. It has been unforgettable time for all of us. We have also became friends. I am sure we wil gather together sometime to watch videos and photos of this experience.
Fun is one thing but saving the buildings here is another ad much more important. After that will be done some day, many more people can experience this quite unique island.
You will here from us on Sunday, so it is not yet time for goodbyes. We will have unforgettable midsummer here and we wish You too a joyful midsummer!
The Märket Midsummer Team
From the webmaster: Happy holiday to all of you. We will be back sunday night with a new report. Be careful and stay safe!