After a very calm and sunny summer evening, the three of us tired newcomers decided to go sleeping well before it got dark. There was the moon, almost full, no wind, no rain, everything was more than ok, just perfect!
During the night the wind shifted direction, and got steadily stronger. I knew that we could lose the precious old tyres used as fenders, but in darkness there was too much risk trying to save them.
At 6 o'clock, the Northern harbour was already ferocely beaten by huge waves, and water was flooding across the reef.
Awesome! After a nice morning coffee watching the waves, I walked around with my camera. To my big surprise, I found one tyre and managed to pick it with a hook. It's now placed high enough, safe from the waves.
Lotta has been the machinist, cashier and dishwasher of the day. She started the Honda generator just like that, as she had done that for a thousand times before.
Brando and Honda supervising the actions of Minna-Lotta.
So the phone battery is now really full charged.
Minna-Lotta also made the table for our Sunday lunch quite stylish with the table cloth on.
I've been the main chef, water master and laundry mum. When it was raining, I also organised myself a nice warm 'bath' today, but won't tell how.
Back to yesterday still, as all other guards, we also spent time exploring the attic. That is an amazing museum of old things, light bulbs, working clothes, furniture, magazines, and for the most a huge amount of books.
The ministry has also taken care of lighthouse keepers cultural needs by delivering books.
In the old days, there was loads to read on Märket.
We haven't had any human visitors today, perhaps because of the heavy wind and the coming autumn. In general, there has been no problems, only a few interesting challenges.
This camp style simple life seems to fit us well. Tonight, a big mug of hot chocolate with a hint of dark rum will crown the menu.