The wind keeps blowing from the north, but not as hard as past two days. Therefore the temperature has risen a bit, but sometimes it still feels freezing out there. The sun has not shined so intensively as earlier, but the forecasted rain never came, which is nice. Yesterday when the wind was stronger the waves were magnificent, but you couldn´t admire them long without getting stiff from the cold.
Today Heidi continued grinding the beams, and managed to finish the dining-room grinding job. Underneath the old rust and dust Heidi has now succeeded to uncovered shiny iron beams. Probably tomorrow we can start painting the beams with Rostex paint. The paint is meant to slow down the rusting.
Liisa and Teija painted red stripes to the danger-fence poles. Still one more paint layer to do tomorrow, and then the poles are ready for erecting.
Maria did a few paint tests and documented some more details of Märket.
As a result of yesterday's documentation, we would like to share a few details of the fireplaces with you. All the fireplaces here have their unique characteristics, and all of them have different kind of hatches. As you know, our duty here is to keep the interiors of the lighthouse warm, so every day we are heating the rooms and using these old fireplaces. The heating is not always an easy task because the chimneys are still moist after the long winter. Smoke tends to come inside easily, so heating requires some talent. Below are some examples of the beautiful hatches:
Somebody has donated Blyton's book called "Viisikko vanhassa majakassa/Five go to Demon's Rocks" to the lighthouse bookself, and that edition is popular among the workers here. Mikko-Oskari told us an interesting detail about Enid Blytons books: so called Viisikko-testi or Blyton-test. Take any of Blyton's Viisikko/Five-books, choose a random page and a random sentence, start reading and stop as soon as you bump into a part where they talk about food or eating. Probably you don't have to read long...
Maria, Teija, Liisa, Heidi and Mikko-Oskari