Last evening we had a beautiful moonlight. The lighthouse looked quite mysterious in that light, but also very cosy having light in the windows and inside people drinking warm evening tea, chatting and of course listening to our evening´s highlight: Lorenz´s violinmusic. Later in the night some restless soul wandered here again. The hatch to the tower of
the lighthouse was mysteriously open although it had been closed earlier in the evening... He/she has definitely something important to communicate with us. What will happen next night-that you might read here tomorrow.
Mysterious lighthouse in the moonlight
Last evening we also saw a small motorboat in the south-east direction, but it was probably a fisherman and unfortunately did not come closer. However, it caused a common alarm among us new lighthouse-keepers: Could we get first visitors?! Though we have spent here now only two nights, it feels that you have already been here much more longer time. This is totally different world and here you really get rid of your normal routines.
Time is also going by in a different way than in the city. You feel that you eat all the time. In the kitchen wall we have had nice art cheering us for several years. A german schoolclass have painted and sent them to us. We have covered the kitchen wall with them. Greetings to Germany!
Preparing the lunch in the kitchen with full of art
Today has been an efficient working day. We have progressed again with the plastering of the wall. There are in places big holes between the old wall-stones, where the old plaster has been taking away. To these holes we put small stones and plaster. The wall protects the lighthouse against the waves caused by northern wind. The wind has been today only about 4 m/s and the temperature 19 oC. Nice weather for lighthouse-keepers.
Strenghtening the wall against the waves
Lorenz has been working now tree days in the first floor of the lighthouse. He´s preparing the floor for heating-pipes. This room will be in the future a kitchen. As you see from the picture, the windows of the northern side of the lighthouse are specially designed against the storms.
Lorenz preparing the floor for heating-pipes
Jari has started to build a safety railing to our stairs. These 3.20 meters high stairs are the entrance to the lighthouse. These stairs we climb here up and down several times per day - good excercise and now more safe.
We also carried a big pile of wood from one place to another to have them sawed. Vieno-the dog-also attended to this project eagerly and was sometimes nearly to become a fillet. Jari gave her a nickname ”fillet” after that.
In the evening we went swimming after work. Teija and Sanna had hydrobic-excercise in the lagoon. From that you might find pictures later this week -so stay in this channel.